Advanced Numeracy Studies

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 - 2017

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

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.

Requisites

Students must meet the Teacher Education Milestone and be active in their the B Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) (12366) or B Teaching (Primary) (Honours) (12367) program to enrol in this course.

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 - BOSTES 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