Teaching Mathematics 3B (EDSE4029)


This third extension unit of study for student teachers doing double mathematics method aims to enrich knowledge, skills and understanding of calculus-based mathematics courses in the senior secondary years of schooling, and provide an examination of various successful approaches to teaching, learning and assessing. By exploring particular topics from the higher-level calculus-based courses, student teachers will design units of work and present research-based teaching ideas to their peers. The impact of high-stakes assessment on students' motivation and engagement in school mathematics will be considered. By collecting samples of alternative assessment tasks, student teachers will evaluate the efficacy of using similar alternatives to provide constructive feedback to students about their knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematics. Self-theories and views of 'ability' will be considered in relation to the development of school students' mathematical identities. The development of a mathematical identity and its impact on choices to continue to study mathematics in the senior years of schooling and beyond will be investigated. The impact of linguistic, social and cultural backgrounds will be highlighted from the research literature with further discussions about the types of social norms frequently established in mathematics classrooms.

Further unit of study information


1x4-hr seminar/wk for 8 wks


3000wd assignment (50%) and 3000wd essay (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


120 credit points of units, including EDSE3064



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.