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Unit description

Expands a student's mathematical knowledge by investigating selected mathematical concepts and ideas including their historical development, present use and future applications. The unit content will help prepare primary education students to be leaders in the mathematics discipline in their schools by developing deeper understanding of complex aspects of mathematics within a primary school context. Topics include set theory, logic, number theory, complex numbers, non-linear functions, systems of linear equations and inequations, introduction to differentiation and integration, statistics and trigonometry. 

Unit content

Module 1: Sets and Logic

Module 2: Number theory and complex numbers 

Module 3: Linear inequalities, Non-linear Functions and Graphs and Systems of Linear Equations 

Module 4: Introduction to Differentiation and Integration 

Module 5: Statistics and Data

Module 6: Trigonometry

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an understanding of and proficiency in the mathematical concepts and techniques relevant to advanced mathematics teaching within a primary school context
2demonstrate an understanding of current mathematical knowledge as well the historical development of selected important mathematical concepts
3analyse real-world problems through the use of the mathematical concepts and techniques relevant to advanced mathematics teaching at primary school level
4communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality, ensuring students develop their literacy and numeracy skills to prepare them for their teaching professions

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of and proficiency in the mathematical concepts and techniques relevant to advanced mathematics teaching within a primary school context
  2. demonstrate an understanding of current mathematical knowledge as well the historical development of selected important mathematical concepts
  3. analyse real-world problems through the use of the mathematical concepts and techniques relevant to advanced mathematics teaching at primary school level
  4. communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality, ensuring students develop their literacy and numeracy skills to prepare them for their teaching professions

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

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