Mathematics in Schools

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mathematics in Schools

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit is designed for intending primary teachers and intending secondary Mathematics teachers. It focuses on the factors affecting school students' learning of Mathematics. Three major themes are addressed: the meaning of selected basic concepts; how students learn these basic concepts; and how teaching can influence student learning. There is a common lecture strand which examines current research perspectives on learning and teaching Mathematics in schools, and separate tutorial classes for intending primary and secondary teachers. The Session 3 offering is only available to intending primary teachers.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.