EDUC5472 Mathematics Curriculum II

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of how 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 secondary school; (3) demonstrate a repertoire of learning and teaching strategies relevant to the secondary mathematics curriculum; (4) demonstrate applied knowledge of the Australian Curriculum and the Western Australian curriculum, syllabus and learning outcomes for mathematics, and scope and sequence documents for mathematics years 7–12; (5) demonstrate sound pedagogical content knowledge for secondary school mathematics, through the development of sequential lesson plans and programs; (6) implement evidence based teaching resources, including information and communication technology (ICT) and assistive technologies, and specifically the Casio ClassPad calculator, to enhance student learning in mathematics; (7) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies as appropriate for senior secondary students of mathematics; (8) differentiate curriculum in lesson plans and programs, to address the mathematical learning needs of students with a wide range of abilities and from a wide range of social and cultural contexts; (9) demonstrate an awareness of state, national and international professional associations for teachers of mathematics and relevant research centres; (10) reflect on personal and professional development and plan for future learning as a professional teacher of mathematics; (11) use research findings to improve practice; and (12) plan for literacy learning.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) reflective teaching practice; (2) planning for quality teaching; and (3) professional conduct. 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, planning for quality teaching, and professional conduct components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Merrotsy
Unit rules
EDUC5462 Mathematics Curriculum I; EDUC5535 Professional Practice A Secondary and enrolment in the Master of Teaching Secondary
EDUC5536 Professional Practice B Secondary
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.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-4E_2019]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • 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.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.