Course Title: Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5383 Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation

Course Title: Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 110

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MATH7085

Brunswick Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2018

Course Contact: Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9183

Course Contact Email: soosan.kian@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit focuses on developing the skills and knowledge to use a range of specialist techniques and concepts to solve mathematical problems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No Pre-requisites



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU22074 Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems

Elements:

1 Use ratio, proportion and percent to solve problems

 

2 Use trigonometry to determine lengths and angles.

 

3 Use indices to solve problems

 

4 Use measurements to solve mensuration problems in two and three dimensions.

 

5 Substitute into and transpose equations and formulae.

 

6 Solve problems by plotting points.

 

7 Present and evaluate statistical information.

 

8 Identify connections between formulae and graphical representations.

 

9 Use algebraic techniques to analyse and solve problems.

 


Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes are to confirm ability to:

  • apply a wide range of mathematical concepts and techniques to solve mathematical problems including:
    • using ratio, proportion and percent
    • using trigonometry to determine lengths and angles
    • using basic indices
    • using measurements to solve mensuration problems in two and three dimensions
    • substituting into and transposing simple equations and formulae
    • presenting and evaluating statistical information
    • identifying connections between formulae and graphical representations
    • using algebraic techniques to analyse and solve problems
  • apply estimation to check calculations and reasonableness of problem solving outcomes
  • use mathematical symbolism, charts, diagrams and graphs to convey mathematical thinking and processing.


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate the critical aspects of assessment and evidence required for the Unit in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by: 
• Oral or written questioning 
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects 
• Direct observation and demonstration in actual work practice 
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files 
• Work-based activities 
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer 
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation. 

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 manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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