Mathematics in Practice

EDU20002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna

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.

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Teaching Period 3 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21


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.

Unit Learning Outcomes: 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