Pedagogies of Numeracy from Birth to 12 Years

Course code EDUC3055
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course deepens students' understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning in mathematics from birth to 12 years. Students will explore the numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum and their link to prior to school learning and in the context of early years learning frame work. Students will learn how to interpret school-based and system-wide numeracy data in order to make informed decisions about student numeracy needs. With a focus on helping students to reason or 'work mathematically', this course will place particular attention upon instructional practices and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational concepts of quantity, measurement, spatial representation, and generalisation from birth to twelve years.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum;

2. Identify the numeracy demands of everyday life and in the early years learning frameworks;

3. Interpret school-based and system-wide numeracy data in order to make informed decisions about student numeracy needs;

4. Design instruction that assists children to 'work mathematically';

5. Select appropriate instructional strategies and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational concepts of quantity, measurement, spatial representation, and generalisation.

Content

  • The numeracy demands of all the key learning areas in the primary curriculum;
  • Numeracy in everyday life;
  • School-based and system-wide numeracy data;
  • Prior to school learning in mathematics and planning for emergent numeracy experiences through play;
  • Working mathematically;
  • Instructional strategies and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational concepts of quantity, measurement, spatial representation, and generalisation.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching(Primary) / Bachelor Early Childhood Studies and associated programs.

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 13 hour(s) per Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term