Course Title: Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School

Credit Points: 12.00

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education




Bundoora Campus


360H Education


UGRDFlex18 (BED4)

Course Coordinator: Jude Ocean

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 7863

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will focus on the teaching of mathematics for the development of numeracy, in students, in the upper primary and junior secondary years of schooling. You will develop a deep understanding of the importance of designing rich and exciting mathematical learning experiences for students at this level to lay the foundation for continued numeracy development across all key learning areas and to promote the development of mathematical problem solving and thinking skills necessary for a technological age.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Please see Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the key concepts, skills and strategies involved in teaching and learning mathematics and numeracy at this level
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate effective mathematics learning situations to address a range of learning needs, promote the negotiation of meaning and support the development of students’ problem solving and thinking skills across the curriculum;
  • Draw on a wide variety of relevant resources including state, national and/or school-based documents to further develop their own knowledge and confidence for teaching mathematics
  • Observe and interpret student’s mathematical behaviour and use a range of assessment tools to identify learning needs and plan effective learning activities to meet those needs

Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities including tutorials, practical activities, assigned tasks, school visits, individual research, collaborative group work, discussion, and critical reflection. A major emphasis will be placed on an interactive, activity-centered, inquiry-oriented approach to learning.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

The statement of student responsibilities summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described online at:;ID=4h6zjlodz6dyz