OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Introduces the mathematics syllabi for the preliminary and HSC Courses, and focuses on teaching strategies with special emphasis on assessment.

Unit content

  1. Knowledge of the mathematics Stage 6 syllabuses 
  2. Knowledge of pedagogy and assessment in context of teaching Stage 6 Mathematics 
  3. Knowledge of curriculum content and mandated requirements for teaching Stage 6 Mathematics
  4. Knowledge of professional and community engagement in relation to teaching Mathematics

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Goos, M, Stillman, G & Vale, C, 2007, Teaching secondary school mathematics: Research and practice for the 21st century, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, NSW.
  • NSW Board of Studies,, General mathematics Stage 6 syllabus, Author, Sydney, NSW.
  • NSW Board of Studies,, Mathematics 2/3 unit Years 11/12 syllabus, Author, Sydney, NSW.
  • NSW Board of Studies,, Mathematics 4 unit Year 12 syllabus, Author, Sydney, NSW.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (5 weeks)
Structured online learning NA (Self paced)
online short taskSR
Lesson Plans60%
Assessment Task40%

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