EDMA163 - Exploring Mathematics 1

10 cp
Prerequisites:
Nil
Incompatible:
EDMA100 Exploring Mathematics
Teaching Organisation: Nil

This unit uses a problem solving approach and an emphasis on deep learning and deep knowledge of important mathematical content knowledge needed for teaching. The mathematical focus areas are whole number, measurement and space. There is a particular emphasis on pre-service teachers diagnosing their own understanding of these areas and engaging in practices, discussions and their own engagement with the research literature to broaden and deepen their understanding. The content and assessment in this unit not only support this, but also embed this understanding in realistic contexts. A consideration of the historical and cultural development of these focus areas will situate mathematics in a multicultural and global society, and will provide better understanding of the importance of mathematics as a tool in identifying power differences among socio-economic classes, and racial, ethnic and gender groups. Approaches to learning and teaching advocated for Mathematics Learning and Teaching 1 and Mathematics Learning and Teaching 2 are modelled in this unit.