Mathematics in Practice

EDU20002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours Face to face + Blended Swinburne online Fully online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

Census:
7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

Dates:
10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

Results:
31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

Census:
4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23


Aims and objectives

In this unit Pre-service teachers gain knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning mathematics in the foundation years of education. They explore a range of strategies for assessing children's mathematical and numerical understandings, and design and implement learning experiences, lessons and lesson sequences that progress children's mathematical thinking. Pre-service teachers will also consider the place of mathematical concepts and numeracy in relevant curriculum frameworks and how these impact teaching and learning practice.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
 
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Describe the difference between mathematics and numeracy in relation to teaching and learning.
2. Apply an understanding of effective pedagogical approaches in supporting mathematics and numeracy learning.
3. Design appropriate and informed assessments of children's numeracy skills and performance in mathematics education.
4. Evaluate and develop a range of learning experiences that utilize ICT to enhance numeracy and mathematics teaching and learning with a focus on student engagement.
5. Communicate mathematical concepts and numeracy as outlined in the relevant National and/or State or Territory Curriculum.
6. Demonstrate personal competency in mathematics.