Core Mathematics (9864.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|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 demonstrate:
1. Mastery of at least 80% of their essential range of mathematical skills and concepts;
2. Conceptual and procedural mastery of basic mathematical operations dealing with whole numbers;
3. Conceptual and procedural mastery of a range of arithmetic and mathematical operations and transformations including fractions, decimals and percentages, estimation and rounding, proportions and proportional reasoning, scientific notation, powers and roots;
4. Conceptual and procedural mastery of a range of arithmetic and mathematical operations and transformations involving various shapes and their measurement, basic geometry, rates of change, systems and units of measurement;
5. Skills in creating, reading and using data in tables and graphs; and
6. The ability to solve mathematical problems using a variety of strategies.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
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PrerequisitesEnrolment in an Education course or permission from the Education Program Director.
Equivalent units4802 Reconstructing Maths Understanding.
Assumed knowledgeYear 10 Mathematics.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Nicola Kovacs|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Nicola Kovacs|
Brady, K. & Winn, T., (2017). Maths Skills for Success at University. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria
Required texts are available from the UC supplier; The School Locker. Texts can be ordered using the link https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra or by visiting The School Locker Store situated inside the UCX Shop. Texts can also be purchased from Oxford University Press directly.
Note for students enrolled in the Primary Program:
Students enrolled in the primary program are encouraged to purchase this book in the "Canberra University Maths Education Value Pack".
This pack also includes:
- Sullivan, P. & Lilburn, P., (2017) Open-Ended Maths Activities. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria
- Siemon et al. (2015) Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle Years (3rd Ed.). Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria
These books are the required texts for units 9888 - The Practice (PCK) of Teaching Mathematics and 9883 - Mathematics in the Differentiated Classroom.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted. Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Online tests must be completed by the due date. Students failing to complete online tests before the due date without an approved extension will be awarded a score of zero.
Special assessment requirements
An aggregated mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
In addition, all students must demonstrate 80% mastery of the unit content.
Mastery can be obtained by attaining 80% in each of the online mastery tests. Multiple attempts of mastery tests are permitted.
Suggested dates for completing each mastery test are included within the timetable of activities, however students may attempt these tests at any point.
Except under exceptional circumstances, students must attain mastery of unit content before 11:59 pm, Monday, 8 May 2023.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Students can expect:
- Lectures: 10 hours
- Tutorials: 20 hours
- Mastery Tests (including preparation): 24 hours
- Weekly Homework Activities: 10 hours
- Assessment Tasks (including preparation): 26 hours
- Reading and Private Study: 60 hours
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory. Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
More than two undocumented absences from this unit could result in a fail. In the case of medical reasons or other extenuating circumstances (e.g. a death in the family) medical certificates or equivalent documentation will need to be provided.
Engagement in the activities in tutorials and online will assist your preparation for the assessment tasks. Furthermore, as this is a Mathematics unit, active participation is essential for a successful and enjoyable teaching and learning experience.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
This Unit provides Theoretical Foundations by ensuring that students attain appropriate levels of mathematical capability to inform their progression towards their use and interpretation of mathematics within their careers in Education. It will aid in the development of mathematical knowledge by the presentation of the content via practical applications, problem solving and mathematical modelling.
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