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MA2900 - Mathematics Content Knowledge for Lower Secondary School Teaching

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject is designed to deepen the mathematical content knowledge of those who intend to teach years 7 to 10 mathematics in secondary school. The content in the subject is aligned with the three content strands in the ACARA mathematics syllabus, (i) Number and Algebra, (ii) Measurement and Geometry and (iii) Statistics and Probability.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the connections between secondary school mathematics and quantitative disciplines relevant to living and working in a changing environment;
  • Understand the historical and socio-cultural development of mathematical ideas;
  • Investigating and communicate mathematical ideas for different purposes;
  • Understand the links among the mathematics content areas in the Australian Curriculum from Foundation to Year 12 with an emphasis on lower secondary school;
  • Develop deep content knowledge of the mathematics in the years 7 to 10 Australian Curriculum.
Prerequisites: MA2000


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward
Lecturers: Dr Leah Daniel, Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments/orals (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: A student must obtain an average of 40% over all invigilated components within the subject to pass the subject overall.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.