Mathematics in Primary School

EDU70010 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 12 Hours face to face + Blended, and offered through SOL

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

2021 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21

8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

Aims and objectives

This unit prepares pre-service teachers to plan, teach and assess Mathematics in the primary classroom. In this unit pre-service teachers will gain knowledge of the principles, practices and curriculum context of teaching and learning Mathematics. An emphasis will be placed on the use of ICT to support mathematical teaching and learning.
Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate public debate, education policy and school priorities relating to mathematics both in Australia and globally
2. Review the mathematics found in children’s homes and communities, including the impact of caregiver attitudes and different cultural systems on mathematics learning
3. Integrate theory and research evidence with Mathematics curriculum content, Pedagogical content knowledge, and professional standards to plan for, enact and evaluate mathematics teaching and learning
4. Analyse and evaluate the benefits and limitations of various forms of assessment strategies in Mathematics education
5. Select, design and apply relevant ICT tools to support mathematical understanding and learning, including the travel of learning between home and school

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