Foundations of Mathematical Understanding (12035.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Education
|Academic Program Area - Education
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the big ideas that underpin mathematics;
2. Analyse the connections within and between big ideas in mathematics;
3. Demonstrate familiarity with a range of mathematical representations and explain their importance in mathematical knowledge; and
4. Apply knowledge of how mathematical ideas are developed and abstracted from concrete underpinnings.
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Equivalent units9864 Core Mathematics
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Mr Jonathan Adams
|27 May 2024
|Mr Jonathan Adams
Dianne Siemon, Elizabeth Warren, Kim Beswick, Rhonda Faragher, Jodie Miller, Marj Horne, Dan Jazby, & Margarita Breed. (2021) Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle Years (3rd ed.)
This unit contains a significant of online material that students are expected to engage with each week.
Students are expected to view all lecture material and complete pre-tutorial activities before attending their scheduled tutorial each week. Failure to engage with this material prior to tutorials may mean you are unable to participate in certain planned activities. Planned tutorial activities will not be modified to accommodate those students who have not completed the necessary pre-tutorial activities.
Students attending Online Synchronous tutorials will be expected to have access to both a camera and a microphone in order to fully engage with the learning activities.
Students enrolled in the Online Asynchronous offering are expected to complete additional online activities (as indicated on Canvas) in lieu of a face-to-face tutorial.
- Online lecture and pre-tutorial material: 3 hours/week x 10 weeks = 30 hours
- Tutorials (face to face and online synchronous) or online materiel in lieu of tutorials (online asynchronous) 2 hours/week x 10 weeks = 20 hours
- Readings: 2 hours/week x 10 weeks = 20 hours
- Assessment preparation: 60 hours
- Additional study: 20 hours
Tutorial attendance in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g., a medical certificate). For students enrolled in the online asynchronous offering, lack of completion of activities in lieu of tutorials may result in being marked "absent".
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two tutorials, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Required IT skills
Students will need to have access to Canvas and be able to present their assignments in the required digital format via the online drop boxes.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves research-led education and/or work-integrated learning. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.