Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


Primary and Early Childhood teachers regularly draw upon their own understanding of the methods and concepts underlying the K-6 Mathematics syllabus. To this end, MATH1900 consolidates students' skills and deepens their understanding of many of the key mathematical themes underpinning this syllabus.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Recognise key mathematical ideas relevant to Early Childhood and Primary teaching.

2. Solve problems using methods relevant to Early Childhood and Primary mathematics classes.

3. Connect mathematics language and concepts to real world contexts.

4. Apply mathematical and statistical methods that support good teaching practice.


  1. Introductory number concepts

  2. Elementary geometry

  3. Beginnings of measurement

  4. Basic probability and statistics

Assumed knowledge

HSC level mathematics is desirable, but some understanding of basic arithmetic, algebra and geometry is sufficient.

Assessment items

Quiz: Tutorial Quizzes

Formal Examination: Examination

In Term Test: Mid-semester test

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

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