Advanced Numeracy Studies

Course code EDUC6749
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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, and statistics and probability.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) program.

Assumed Knowledge

Students must complete EDUC6166 and EDUC6739 prior to enrolling.

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies/Data Analysis

Report: Capstone Research Report

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks