# EDF2123 - Exploring mathematics

## 6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

#### Offered

Peninsula First semester 2007 (Day)

#### Synopsis

This unit is designed to build the competence and confidence of students in the discipline of mathematics. Students will explore a number of realistic situations across different cultures (occupational, ethnic, etc) in which the need for mathematical problem solving arises. Students will also be expected to draw on and utilise personal skills and knowledge to enable them to respond to mathematical situations. Content areas will include the six universal mathematical activities, values related to mathematics, and chance and data.

#### Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to describe the relationship between multicultural real-world contexts and basic mathematical ideas; appreciate the power of mathematics to solve problems in a range of these contexts; consolidate their knowledge and skills across the various dimensions within the Mathematics domain of VELS; and use a range of strategies to solve mathematical problems.

#### Assessment

A folio of completed group and individual problem solving tasks (equivalent to 1000 words) 30%

Written report of a mathematical investigation (1000 words) 20%

Examination of key course content (2 hours: equivalence 2000 words) 50%

#### Contact hours

2 hours per week