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# Pedagogies of Numeracy from Birth to 12 Years

### Available in 2012

Callaghan Campus Semester 2 Semester 2

### Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010

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.

##### Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
- Identify the numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum;
- Identify the numeracy demands of everyday life and in the early years learning frameworks
- Interpret school-based and system-wide numeracy data in order to make informed decisions about student numeracy needs;
- 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.
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Internal Mode
##### Teaching Methods
Lecture
Integrated Learning
##### Assessment Items
 Essays / Written Assignments0-5 year assignment: Minor written assignment - 50%, 2000 (give or take 10%) PART A Investigate emergent mathematics for children 0-5. Discuss your findings in the context for the Early Years Learning Framework.PART B Analyze the play scenario provided for emergent mathematical learning. Relate explicitly to your discussion in part a, including links to EYLF. Essays / Written Assignments5-12 years assignment - 50%, 2000 (give or take 10%) Designing of a numeracy program for teaching and assessing at least one of the foundational mathematical concepts of quantity, measurement, spatial and representation.
##### Contact Hours
Lecture: for 13 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Workshop: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term