Mathematics in the Primary Classroom

EDU30009 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

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

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

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


EDU30015 Curriculum and Pedagogy for Primary: Practicum 3P
EDU30003 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E
EDU20002 Mathematics in Practice
237.5 cps in:
BA-EDECP / BA-EDECPS (SOL) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
BA-EDUPRI / BA-EDUPRI1 (SOL) Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Aims and objectives

This unit prepares pre-service teachers to plan, teach and assess mathematics in the primary classroom. Mathematical concepts related to relevant National and/or State or Territory curriculum documentation will be explored, along with practical pedagogical approaches that support and extend mathematical learning. Pre-service teachers will also be introduced to the key theoretical ideas underpinning mathematics education. In addition, this unit offers a ‘Primary Specialisation’ stream, enabling students to develop additional depth of understanding in terms of expert content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and highly effective classroom teaching.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Plan mathematics lessons and units using the structure and content of the relevant National and/or State or Territory Curriculum.
2. Examine the development of mathematical concepts throughout the primary years of schooling and relate it to the development and structure of the relevant National and/or State or Territory Curriculum.
3. Investigate and plan pedagogical approaches to mathematics in the primary years for diverse learners.
4. Develop appropriate and inclusive methods and structures for the planning and assessment of Mathematics.
5. Compare and critically evaluate the benefits and limitations of various forms of assessment in Mathematics Education including record keeping and reporting strategies.

Courses with unit

BA-EDECP / BA-EDECPS (SOL) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
BA-EDUPRI/EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)
BA-EDU Bachelor of Education