EDCU20040 - Teaching Mathematics

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, students build on the knowledge previously acquired in numeracy and mathematical learning to develop deep understanding of the structure, sequencing and links between critical concepts and skills in content across the year levels in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Students will examine current research of mathematics teaching and learning and apply apply this knowledge to identify issues or challenges to mathematical understanding and problem-solving in key stages of the learning sequence as a guide for developing diagnostic assessment tools. Students develop resources to prevent or overcome difficulties in the development of mathematical knowledge and skills and design and justify approaches to using physical and digital resources to teach specific sub-strands of the curriculum to overcome barriers to learning and improve the transfer of mathematical reasoning, logic and analysis to problem-solving situations. Personal numeracy competence is enhanced in this unit as students develop suggested marking guides for diagnostic assessment using appropriate and accurate mathematical procedures and communication.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite - EDCU20037 Numeracy Learning

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.17% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
Task 1 - Planning for a term
Recommendation
Review the workload required to complete Assessment Task 1 at a high standard.
Action Taken
AT1 was reviewed and changes made to the word limits and requirements for components of the overall task.
Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
Unit delivery and resources
Recommendation
Maintain current learning materials and delivery mode.
Action Taken
Current learning materials were maintained and updated where necessary
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation survey
Feedback
Assessment tasks
Recommendation
Maintain relevance of assessment tasks
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation survey
Feedback
Assessment feedback
Recommendation
Ensure feedback is focused on areas that need to be up-skilled and sufficient direction for how to improve is included.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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