Course Title: Leading Mathematics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Leading Mathematics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dan Jazby

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7864

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.3.31

Course Coordinator Availability: Weekdays by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses
Successful completion of  TCHE2348 Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Years 

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course. 

For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage. 

Course Description

This course has an emphasis on numeracy leadership and professional learning that can identify school-wide issues in teaching and develop approaches to addressing those issues. You will explore the skills and knowledge required to be an be a graduate generalist teacher who has specialized knowledge of mathematics teaching and leadership. You will read and interpret school wide numeracy data and use this information to effect change in a school setting. You will explore effective strategies to lead the development of whole school approaches to numeracy teaching and learning, curriculum planning and professional learning 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in education
  • Critically analyse and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment across a range of disciplines, reflecting a graduate level of proficiency in teaching
  • Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical content knowledge and develop highly effective classroom teaching skills in an area of specialisation
  • Apply initiative, judgement, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills and the capacity to work responsibly, ethically and inclusively in individual and collaborative professional contexts to enhance your practice

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


AITSL Standards

1. Demonstrate an ability to select a range of quality resources to support student and teacher learning in mathematics.

3.4, 5.1

2. Understand strategies for working effectively with parents and carers and suggest ways to involve parents in the educative process.

3.7, 7.3

3. Design and implement professional learning to address identified student learning needs in mathematics with the goal to effect change at a school level.


6.4 Proficient

4. Apply a deep level of understanding and skills in the planning and implementation of curriculum and assessment to support achievement of mathematics and numeracy curriculum outcomes

2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 5.4

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will explore the role of a Primary School Mathematics Leader. You will look closely at current mathematics resources and reflect on their quality and purpose in schools. You will look at whole school assessment data and design a professional learning meeting that will address identified student learning needs with the goal to effect change at a school level. You will be provided with a number of opportunities to practice the expert skills developed in this course and exhibit highly effective leading in Mathematics. You will understand strategies for working effectively with parents and carers to promote Mathematics and explore ways to involve parents in the educative process. 

Your learning in this course will involve a range of activities including lectures, workshops, practical activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion and individual reflection. 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will support your access to learning resources for this course. Readings from current educational literature will be provided through your online course site and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.  

Overview of Assessment

Overview of Assessment 

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.   
Task 1: Developing a mathematics scope and sequence CLO1, CLO4 (30%)  
Task 2: Planning and conducting professional learning in mathematics CLO2, CLO3 (40%)  
Task 3: Reflecting on your readiness to lead in mathematics CLO2, CLO3, CLO4 (30%)  
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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.   
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.