Teaching Mathematics 2A (EDSE3063)


This is the second unit of study for both single and double mathematics method secondary student teachers. The focus of this unit of study is a detailed examination of the school mathematics curriculum to develop student teachers' knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum requirements and appropriate pedagogy. The rationale, aim, content, course requirements and key terms from the curriculum will be examined and used to plan, program and develop lesson plans for key mathematics concepts. Building on their understandings from Teaching Mathematics 1A, student teachers will examine the content strands of the mathematics curriculum to develop appropriate models of pedagogy for teaching and assessment. Common student misconceptions will form the basis of planning and programming so that student teachers are prepared to meet the needs of the full range of students. Additional strategies for differentiating the curriculum and embedding technology into lessons will be explored. A range of technologies will be examined in this unit including interactive whiteboards, computer software packages and graphics calculators. Strategies for assessing mathematics knowledge, skills and understanding will be considered with student teachers developing skills in designing assessment tasks. Assessment for learning and assessment of learning will be discussed with rich tasks developed for both purposes.

Further unit of study information


2x2-hrs/wk for 8 wks


2500wd assignment (40%) and 3500wd assignment (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


96 credit points of units, including EDSE3045

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.