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Archived Version 2015 - 2016

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

To provide students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the learning outcomes of the Senior Cycle Mathematics curricula, and to develop pedagogies to deliver those modules.

Learning Outcomes

1. Design curriculum and learning activities that meet the learning outcomes of the leaving certificate curriculum in mathematics
2. Design assessment rich tasks
3. Interpret student work and student assessment in terms of evidence for attainment of specified learning outcomes
4. Design maths classes in streamed and mixed-ability settings

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36No Description
Independent Study89No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Context Exploration of the development mathematics teaching in Irish Post Primary schools at Leaving Certificate

Analysis of current mathematics syllabus with an emphasis on Project Maths

Examination and development of appropriate methodological approaches

Identification and development of the appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to assess student progress in mathematics

Mathematics and Science Education
Study of the purposes and principals of mathematics education

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • Department of Education and Skills: 0, Essential:Department of Education and Science Leaving Certificate Chemistry Curriculum Stationary Office: DublinDepartment of Education and Science Leaving Certificate Physics Curriculum Stationary Office: DublinDepartment of Education and Science Rules a,
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