Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC6749

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

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.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Online

  • Trimester 2 - 2021

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. 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.

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) [11714] and the Master of Teaching (Primary) [40205] programs.


Assumed knowledge

Students must complete EDUC6739 prior to enrolling.


Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies/Data Analysis (50%)

Report: Capstone Research Report (50%)


Contact hours

Online

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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