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Mathematics Education on Euclidean Geometry and Probability
The topics of Euclidean Geometry and Probability were previously optional for Mathematics teachers to teach in Grades 10 to 12. In addition, many of these teachers have not been specifically trained in and to teach the topics. However, in the current school Mathematics curriculum these topics are compulsory to teach. This short course is intended to equip Mathematics teachers to successfully and meaningfully teach the topics in their classes.

Purpose of the course:

The purpose of this short course is to enhance Mathematics teachers’ 1) in-depth and in-breadth knowledge of mathematical ideas related to the Euclidean Geometry and Probability they have to teach in their classes; 2) ability to model and solve mathematical problems relating to Euclidean Geometry and Probability ideas; 3) proficiency to construct meaningful learning tasks and plan appropriate learning experiences in respect of the two topics in their classes.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Teachers currently appointed or considered to be appointed to teach Mathematics in Grades 10 to 12 (or equivalent)
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Teachers are assumed to have learnt Mathematics at a level that qualifies them to be appointed to teach Mathematics in Grades 10 to 12 (or equivalent)

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
  Demonstrate detailed in-depth and in-breadth knowledge of the mathematical ideas of Probability The participant will have achieved this specific outcome if s/he is able to collect, organise, analyse and interpret data and to establish probability models to solve related problems
Demonstrate detailed in-depth and in-breadth knowledge of the mathematical ideas of Euclidean Geometry. The participant will have achieved this specific outcome if s/he is able to describe, represent, analyse, explain and use the properties and relationships of geometric shapes and ideas to solve related problems with justification
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of strategies and methods to facilitate meaningful learning of Euclidean Geometry and Probability ideas in Grades 10 to 12 The participant will have achieved this specific outcome if s/he is able to construct meaningful learnings tasks and plan appropriate learning experiences in respect of the Euclidean Geometry and Probability they have to teach in their classes

 

Assessment: 
1) Baseline and self-/reflective assessment to determine initial capacity and proficiency of participants 2) Formative assessment and feedback regarding work done during the training sessions 3) Summative assessment: a. Assignments focussing on mathematical and methodological tasks and problem solving b. Portfolio of Evidence (PoE)
Method of assessment: 
1) Baseline and self-/reflective assessment: Biographical and open-ended questionnaire 2) Formative assessment: question and answer, constructive feedback 3) Summative assessment: a. Group and individual assignments to be assessed by means of memorandum or marking scheme b. Portfolio of Evidence to be assessed by means of rubric.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Mixed
Target group: 
Teachers currently teaching or planning to teach Mathematics in Grades 10 to 12 (or equivalent)
Contact us
Name: 
UCE
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Telephone number: 
018 285 2821