TEACH31023I (NET)
Evidencebased Practice in Mathematics
15 Points
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Convenor(s)
Judith Mills
8754
TL.1.01
judith.mills@waikato.ac.nz

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Judith Mills
8754
TL.1.01
judith.mills@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about
Underpinning this paper are the themes covered in the previous TEACH214 compulsory paper based around conceptual understanding in mathematics and effective teaching pedagogy. These themes include: relating mathematics to our reallife experiences; problem solving; the influence of attitudes, values and beliefs on mathematics teaching and learning; catering for diverse learners; culturally responsive pedagogies; conceptual understanding in mathematics alongside procedural application; using equipment and resources to support mathematical teaching and understanding.
Incorporating and building on the above themes, the main themes of this paper include:
Examining various assessment tools in available in mathematics education, with particular emphasis on diagnostic and formative
assessment; exploring the learning progressions in mathematics teaching and learning through frameworks and their relationship with the New Zealand Curriculum Levels; awareness of the significance of pedagogical content knowledge in the mathematics classroom; evidence based intervention and quality teaching in the mathematics classroom.
How this paper will be taught
This paper is taught online via power points and workbooks in Moodle during Trimester A. There is the equivalent of two twohour tutorials each week for 12 weeks.
There will also be two teaching components: (i) an inschool diagnostic assessment of children; (ii) an evidencebased teaching of a series of lessons.
Other out of class time will include weekly readings and contribution to online forum discussions, revision of inclass materials in readiness for tests and teaching, and completion of written assignments.
Required Readings
Ministry of Education Documents
(a) Ministry of Education (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum.Wellington, New Zealand: Author.
(b) Ministry of Education (2008) Numeracy Professional Development Projects: (Books 1 – 9). Wellington, New Zealand: Author.
Compendia of Numeracy Project Research
see: nzmaths.co.nz
Book of Required Readings
The required readings are available on Talis at:
https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/1319798F5CA0693D3CC47FAC6F54F618.html?login=1
This readings list can also be accessed via the Readings List on Moodle or the readings List tab on the library home page.
Mathematics Education and general Education Journals, for example:
 Teaching Children Mathematics
 Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
 Australian Mathematics Teacher
 Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
 Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
 Educational Studies in Mathematics
 Mathematics Education Research Journal
 For the Learning of Mathematics
 Theory into Practice
 Educational Researcher
 Teaching and Teacher Education
 School Science and Mathematics
 Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessments
How you will be assessed
Assessment Links to Learning Outcomes and the Teacher Standards
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam.