Available in 2018
Course code

EDUC4749

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course deepens students' understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning mathematics in primary schools. Students will explore the numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum. 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 strategies and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational mathematical concepts of quantity, measurement, spatial representation and generalisation.


Availability

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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

2. Identify the numeracy demands of everyday life.

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

4. Design instruction that assists students to work mathematically.

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


Content

  • The numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum
  • Numeracy in everyday life.
  • School-based and system-wide numeracy data.
  • Working mathematically.
  • Instructional strategies and educational technologies for teaching and assessing for foundational mathematical concepts of quantity, measurement, spatial representation and generalisation.

Requisite

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016


Assumed knowledge

EDUC2749


Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Project: Projects


Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

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