Advanced Numeracy Studies

Course code EDUC6749Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course deepens students' understanding of the impact 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 number and algebra, measurement and geometry, statistics and probability.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
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 quantity, 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 the foundational mathematical concepts of number and algebra, measurement and geometry, statistics and probability.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents must complete EDUC6166 and EDUC6739 prior to enrolling.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Research paper on numeracy
Write a 2000 word literature review on any aspect of teaching and learning in numeracy. Access, incorporate and critically evaluate ICT literature and resources to support the review.
This assignment is worth 50%. Length (+10%) 2000 word equivalent
Other: (please specify)OPTION A
Data Analysis and Curriculum Development Design incorporating transformative pedagogies which promote the five working mathematically actions, differentiation, key learning areas other than mathematics and ICT resources
This assignment is worth 50%. Length (+10%): 2000 word equivalent

OPTION B
Critically analyse a differentiated program of teaching and learning in numeracy that has been designed and implemented by you to meet the numeracy learning needs of specific student(s) in a school context which has been approved by the course coordinator and Teach Outreach coordinator in collaboration with the school staff. This program should incorporate transformative pedagogies which promote the five working mathematically actions, differentiation, and ICT and, as far as practical, be implemented in a range of key learning areas.

This assignment is worth 50%. Length (+10%): 2000 word equivalent including an annotated copy of the numeracy program overview (approximately1000 words).
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) program.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6749