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EDUC2703 – Teaching Mathematics 1 43.6

I decided to write a review of this course after noticing that no one else has written a review before me. Let me begin by saying, in my three years studying at UQ, nothing could prepare me for EDUC2703. Let's begin with the content. When you hear 'Teaching Mathematics', you would assume the intent of this course is to instruct future teachers how to teach children mathematics. Instead, it was a series of assessment pieces testing your own primary mathematical ability. At no point during this course did I feel like I had acquired any skills that could be transferred into my teaching repertoire, nor did I feel I accomplished anything whatsoever. My tutor, Theresa, was very unapproachable. She took days to respond to any emails (if she responded at all), incorrectly marked the roll on several occasions and failed to provide any productive feedback on assessment. We were also forced to participate in 10 'prac observations' days at low socio-economic schools in areas such as Caboolture, Logan and Ipswich. The assessment pieces were poorly weighted, with weekly homework weighing between 1-3% and fortnightly quizzes weighing in at 2% each. Half of my cohort failed the first two assignments, mainly because, following failing the first assignment, we were given no direction on how to improve in the following tasks, and you just had to pray that somehow miraculously do better next time. 11/10 would never recommend to a friend. If I had failed, I would rather drop my degree rather than redo this course.

Semester taken

Semester 2 - 2015

Your program/major

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Is lecture attendance necessary?


Is the textbook necessary?

Yes - weekly homework questions.

  • Final assessment task somewhat engaging
  • Poor communication from lecturer/tutor
  • Poor structure/weighting of assessment
  • No feedback
Posted on February 3, 2016 4:07 pm

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