Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sarah Hopkins


This unit is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the effective teaching and learning of primary and secondary school mathematics. There is a particular focus on knowledge relating to the number and algebra content strand across year levels (Prep to Year 10). Students will learn how to plan lessons and differentiate the curriculum to cater for a range of learning needs. They will also explore how mathematical learning might be facilitated by the appropriate harnessing of information and communication technology (ICT) and calculators.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. access information relating to the mathematics content and proficiency strands in the Australian Curriculum and associated documents
  2. show familiarity with the content descriptions at each year level from the number and algebra strand
  3. plan engaging lessons that are focused on addressing learning objectives
  4. incorporate the use of technology in lesson plans to enhance learning
  5. develop confidence in their own ability to engage in mathematical thinking.


Lesson plans (1600 words or equivalent, 40%)
Critique of technology (2400 words or equivalent, 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study