Advanced Numeracy Studies

Course code EDUC4749Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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 quality, measurement, spacial representation and generalisation.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capability 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, spaciala 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, spetial representation and generalisation.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC1008, EDUC1738, EDUC2102, EDUC2103, EDUC2185, EDUC3185, MATH1900, EDUC3739
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Write a 2000 word paper discussing transformative pedagogy with specific reference to adaptive reasoning and problem solving.
Other: (please specify)Data Analysis and Curriculum Development Design - 2000 words
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 EDUC4749