The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC4749

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

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 on critical numeracy, the social and cultural interpretations of numeracy, the functions, roles and values of mathematical thinking and communication.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2020

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. Demonstrate the importance of critical numeracy and its relevance to citizenship, social justice

3. Interpret numeracy data in order to make informed decisions about student numeracy needs.

4. Identify the function of mathematics as a language to meet social, aesthetic and cultural needs and its relationship to numeracy and literacy.

5. The nature and role of mathematics in thinking and communicating, including technology.


Content

Students will study material related to:

  •   A broad and critical knowledge and understanding of the mathematics discipline, including the development and purpose of critical numeracy
  • The nature and role of mathematics as a form of communication and thinking
  • The relationship between mathematics, numeracy and literacy
  • The function of mathematics as a language to meet social, aesthetic and cultural needs
  • The numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum

Requisites

Students must meet the Teacher Education Milestone and be active in B Teaching (Primary) (Honours) (12367) OR B Education (Primary) (40106) OR B Education (Primary) (Hons) (40110) 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

- Regulatory authority 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