EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IN THE MATHEMATICS COURSE
NUMBER & ALGEBRA UNIT
Catholic Education SA invites expressions of interest from teachers to be involved in a 1.5 year mathematics course.
This 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
- be a more confident and enthusiastic mathematics teacher
- be more numerate citizens and recognise and develop numeracy across other learning areas to enrich learning for students
- be motivated to continue the journey of lifelong learning of mathematics
AITSL professional standards for teachers:
This course addresses aspects of standard 2,3,6 and 7 of the AITSL professional standards for teachers, specifically
2.1: Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
3.5: Use effective classroom communication
6.2: Engage in professional learning and improve practice
7.4: Engage in professional teaching networks and broader communities
Time allocation: 18 hours if all 6 sessions are attended (please see times below)
Structure and requirements of the course:
The course consists of three units: Number & Algebra, Statistics & Probability and Measurement & Geometry. In terms 3 and 4 of 2014, the unit being offered is Number and Algebra.
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.
Dates Number & Algebra Unit:
Term 3, Week 4
Tuesday 12 August, 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm, Room 7
Term 3, Week 7
Monday 1 September, 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm, Room 8
Term 3, Week 9
Thursday 18 September, 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm, Room 8
Monday 29 September, 9.00 am - 12.00 pm, Room 8
Term 4, Week 4
Tuesday 4 November, 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm, Room 8
Term 4, Week 6
Wednesday 19 November, 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm, Room 7
Time allocation: 18 hours if all 6 sessions are attended
PROPOSED COURSE CONTENT
Unit 1: Number & Algebra
What is involved?
- Exploring the relationships within Number and our Number System
- Ratio and proportional reasoning
- Algebra and algebraic reasoning
- Linear and non-linear relationships
There will be reimbursement available for schools equivalent to 1 TRT day per teacher per unit.
Registrations for the Number and Algebra unit will close on Friday 1 August 2014.
Successful applicants will be notified by email shortly after the registration close date.
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