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## EDUC6749

### Available in 2012

Callaghan Campus Semester 1

### Previously offered in 2013, 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.
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
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##### Assumed Knowledge
EDUC6739 or equivalent.
Internal Mode
Lecture
Tutorial
##### Assessment Items
 Other: (please specify)Data Analysis and Curriculum Development DesignThis assignment is worth 50%. Length (+10%): 2500 word equivalent Other: (please specify)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