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Unit Overview


This unit focuses on the active teaching and learning of mathematics in secondary school, building on the knowledge, skills and competencies required by teachers of secondary school mathematics which were developed in EDUC5462 Mathematics Curriculum I. Students explore current best practice in teaching both higher-level content knowledge to more able students and general mathematical proficiency to lower achieving students. A key theme in the unit is teaching for growth through reflective teaching practice and improving teaching quality.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of how senior secondary students learn mathematical concepts and skills.; (2) demonstrate further development of a conceptual framework for effective learning and teaching of mathematics, appropriate for the senior secondary school.; (3) demonstrate applied knowledge of the Australian Curriculum and the Western Australian Department of Education curriculum, syllabus and learning outcomes for Mathematics 11–12, and scope and sequence documents for Mathematics 7–12.; (4) demonstrate sound pedagogical content knowledge for senior secondary school mathematics, through the development of sequential lesson plans and programs.; (5) implement evidence based teaching resources, including ICT and assistive technologies, and specifically the Casio ClassPad calculator, to enhance student learning in mathematics.; (6) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies as appropriate for senior secondary students of mathematics.; (7) demonstrate an awareness of state, national and international professional associations for teachers of mathematics and relevant research centres.; and (8) to reflect on personal and professional development and plan for future learning as a professional teacher of Mathematics..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) reflective teaching practice and (2) planning for quality teaching. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the reflective teaching practice and planning for quality teaching components.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Chris de Haer
Unit rules
Unit(s) EDUC5462 Mathematics Curriculum I (ID 3033)
Enrolment in
32550 Master of Teaching – Secondary (ID 1414)
or Course Enrolment CM023 Bachelor of Science and Master of Teaching - Secondary (ID 27)
Advisable prior study
at least six units of mathematics, with at least two units at Level 3
Contact hours
total workload: 150 hours
contact hours: 30 hours. Further information available in the unit outline.
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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.