Mathematics in Practice

EDU20002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020. 

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 24 hours Face to face Swinburne online Fully online

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

Census:
27 Nov 20

Dates:
2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

Census:
27 Nov 20


Corequisites

Nil

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.

Students who successfully complete this unit 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 utilise 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.

Courses with unit

BA-EDECP / BA-EDECPS (SOL) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
BA-EDUEC/EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
BA-EDUPRI/EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education