Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Introduces students to the major concepts in the teaching of mathematics for K-6. Lectures will present core understandings that will be developed experientially through tutorials. Emphasis will be placed upon the study of the special methodologies associated with the teaching of the content of the NSW K-6 Mathemtics Syllabus.
Graduates should be adequately and competently numerate, possess knowledge and understanding of numeracy as a fundamental component of learning, performance, discourse and critique. Students should be able to:
- describe relevant mathematical concepts and skills from K-6 Mathematics Syllabus;
- describe strategies for teaching mathematical thinking;
- identify students at risk and devise appropriate learning strategies in Maths K-6;
- plan a program of mathematics and assessment for any given K-6 class;
- organise learning environments for Maths K-6;
- select, develop and evaluate resources for Maths K-6.
- approaches to teaching, learning and thinking mathematically;
- planning and programming experiences in Maths K-6 with children's interests and developmental needs in mind;
- using syllabus documents for programming, teaching and learning;
- concrete materials and practical experiences in Maths K-6;
- organising learning environments in Maths K-6;
- selecting , developing and evaluating resources in Maths K-6;
- assessing and recording children's progress in Maths K-6;
- approaches to the inclusion of technology in K-6 Maths ;
- problem solving approaches in Maths K-6;
- the language of Maths.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term