The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2020

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.


Content

  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

Lecture

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

Workshop

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