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Mathematics Course - Statistics and Probability Unit

  • 30 Jul 2013
  • CEO Conference Centre


  • CESA members only

Registration is closed

Catholic Education SA invites expressions of interest from teachers to be involved in the Statistics and Probability Unit - part of the 1.5 year mathematics course.

This mathematics course is in response to the Australian Curriculum and the subsequent demand by teachers wishing to further expand their own mathematical knowledge. This course consists of three units, to further develop teacher’s current understanding in Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry and Statistics & Probability.  Although it is preferable that teachers undertake all three units, there is the option that units can be undertaken individually. Teachers will need to register for each unit separately on the CESA Registration Centre.

The course has been designed to build on teachers’ current mathematical understanding. It will predominately use an inquiry approach to the learning of mathematics.  As this course has a focus primarily on content, it is open to teachers from Reception to Year 10 who want to further their own mathematical knowledge.




  • build a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts in the three content strands in the Australian Curriculum
  • be a more confident  and enthusiastic mathematics teacher
  • develop  the capability and confidence to apply the learned mathematical concepts to solve unfamiliar mathematical problems
  • be motivated to continue the journey of lifelong learning of mathematics


AITSL professional standards for teachers:

This course addresses aspects of standard 2 and 6 of the AITSL professional standards for teachers, specifically:

  •  Standard 2 : Know the content and how to teach it
  • Standard 3: Engage in professional leaning

Time allocation: 16 hours if all 5 sessions are attended (please see times below)


Structure and requirements of the Mathematics course:

The course consists of three units: Number & Algebra and Statistics & Probability units will be run in 2013 and Measurement & Geometry will be run in semester 1 of 2014.

Teachers can opt to do one or two units. It is however, preferable that they undertake all 3 units. It is expected that they attend all sessions for the unit(s) they enrol in.




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Week 2:
Tuesday 30 July

1.30 - 4.30 pm



Week 5:
Monday 19 August

1.30 - 4.30 pm



Week 9:
Thursday 19 September

1.30 - 4.30 pm


School Holidays

Friday 11 October

1- 5.00 pm



Week 3:
Tuesday 29 October

1.30 - 4.30 pm













Unit 2: Statistics & Probability

What is involved?


  • Experimental probability
  • Theoretical probability
  • Using percentages to describe probability

 Representation and interpretation of data                

  • Measure of central tendency
  • Methods of representing data:   
    • Stem and leaf plots
    • Box and whisker plots
    • Histograms and frequency tables
    • Linear regression
    • Distribution

There will be reimbursement available for schools equivalent to 1 TRT day per teacher.

Registrations for the Stattistics & Probability unit will close on Tuesday 23 July 2013.  

Successful applicants will be notified by email shortly after the registration close date.

If you require further information please contact me ' 8301 6858 or email:

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