K-6 Mathematics

Course code EDUC3739
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

In this course students explore the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum; strategies and resources for programming; teaching and assessing primary Mathematics; the role and value of mathematics in the broader school curriculum; the place of Mathematics in the K-12 Mathematics continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4 Mathematics); the relationship between mathematics, literacy and numeracy; and ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse numeracy needs of learners. There will be a particular focus upon instructional approaches relevant to teaching the strands of the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum: Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry and Statistics & Probability.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 Mathematics (including strategies for programming, teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing).

2. Discuss the role and value of Mathematics in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-12 Mathematics continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4 Mathematics).

3. Employ the functional view of language and identify its implications for teaching and learning Mathematics.

4. Navigate the content, structure and organisation of the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.

5. Differentiate curriculum to meet the diverse literacy needs of learners.

6. Utilise instructional approaches relevant to teaching the strands of the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.

Content

  • Principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 Mathematics (including strategies for programming, teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing).
  • The role and value of Mathematics in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-12 Mathematics continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4 Mathematics).
  • The content, structure and organisation of the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
  • Ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse literacy needs of learners.
  • Instructional approaches relevant to teaching the strands of the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus: Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry and Statistics & Probability.

Requisites

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

Assumed Knowledge

MATH1900

Assessment Items

Proposal / Plan: Written analysis of work sample and development of program and lesson plan

Formal Examination: Written exam

In Term Test: Class test

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks