K-6 Mathematics

Course code EDUC3739Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

In this course students explore the NSW K-6 Mathematics and 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; 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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning K-10 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 K-6 Mathematics and 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-6 Syllabus and the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
Content* Principles and practices of teaching and learning K-10 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 K-6 Mathematics and 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.
Replacing Course(s)Nil
TransitionNil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMATH1900
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassIn class test on K-6 syllabus

Student Learning Outcomes / Objectives Assessed: 2, 4
Length (±10%): Equivalent to 800 words.
This assignment is worth 20%.
Examination: FormalFormal Examination on lecture and tutorial content and set text.

Student Learning Outcomes / Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Length (±10%): Equivalent to 1200 words.
This assignment is worth 30%.
Other: (please specify)Work sample analysis and lesson plan = 50%
2,000 words or equivalent;

Analysis of student work samples and development of lesson plan.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the: Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC3739