Postgraduate major

Teaching Mathematics

Pursue your passion for geometry, algebra and trigonometry with a qualification designed to teach mathematics to years 7-10.

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Overview

In this major, you’ll explore areas that are intimately related to years 7-10 mathematics curriculum, using university-level mathematical tools.

You’ll learn a range of topics including linear and non-linear functions, such as polynomials, sinusoidal and exponentials; geometry involving ideas of congruence; and transformation, trigonometry, measurement of areas and volumes, and probability and basic statistics.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of mathematics to enable you to develop skills that are crucial for effective teaching including constructing mathematical explanations and arguments; examining definitions of common mathematical terms, interpreting terminology and notation; expanding the range of representation of mathematical ideas by drawing helpful diagrams, developing familiarity of the close relationship between algebra and numbers; studying statements of theorems and developing some skills and knowledge of proving some of them and examining typical secondary school mathematical problems, students’ errors and misconceptions

3 reasons to study Teaching Mathematics at Murdoch University

  • Our part-time, on-campus or online options help you fit study into your working life.
  • You’ll have dedicated Student Success Advisors to help you along your postgraduate journey.
  • Be mentored by our experienced teaching professionals who are here to support you in becoming a confident, creative and flexible educator.

What you’ll learn

  • Specialist knowledge in the theory and practice of secondary mathematics
  • Initiate, plan and implement learning programs in a secondary setting
  • Concepts closely related to years 7-10 mathematics curriculum at an in-depth level
  • How to solve a variety of mathematical problems related to the concepts and techniques in linear and non-linear functions, measurement of area and volume of geometric objects, geometry of transformation and congruence, trigonometry, basic probability and statistics.

Your future career

Upon completion of this major you’ll be qualified as an educator for high school mathematics for Years 7-10.

 

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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