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## EDUC6749

### Available in 2013

Callaghan Campus Semester 1

### Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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.

Objectives Upon 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.
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 quantity, measurement, spatial representation, and generalisation.
Replacing Course(s) Not Applicable
Transition Not Applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge EDUC6739 or equivalent.
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify) Data Analysis and Curriculum Development DesignThis assignment is worth 50%. Length (+10%): 2500 word equivalent Research paper on NumeracyPart 1: Compile an annotated bibliography summarising current scholarly literature about numeracy in primary school context (500 words) Part 2: Write a 2000 word literature review firstly establishing the place of 'numeracy in the primary curriculum'. 'Access and critically evaluate ICT literature and resources to support this review'.This assignment is worth 50%. Length (+10%): 2500 word equivalent
Contact Hours Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by Enrolment This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) program.
Timetables 2013 Course Timetables for EDUC6749
• Last Updated: Monday, 20 May 2013 5:04 PM AEST