Numeracy Across the Curriculum

EDU80017 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face+blended+Swinburne online

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


EDU70010 Mathematics in Primary School
EDU60015 Supervised Professional Experience 1
EDU60044 Supervised Professional Experience 1

Aims and objectives

This unit provides pre-service teachers with a range of skills and understandings related to numeracy that are now a standard component of the contemporary curriculum environment in Australian schools. By engaging in student-directed inquiry into a range of curriculum areas, pre-service teachers will develop and articulate understanding of the numeracy demands and conventions of these areas, and plan for numeracy development within their subject teaching.

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

1. Critically analyse the teaching of numeracy and its application across the curriculum
2. Differentiate between formal and informal numeracy learning and thinking.
3. Construct processes and experiences that develop numeracy capabilities within and beyond disciplinary areas.
4. Critically review numeracy conventions and demands associated with specific curriculum areas and societal expectations.
5. Design various teaching tools, using a range of media as appropriate, for developing children’s mathematical understandings and numeracy practices. 

Courses with unit

MA-TEAPRI2 Master of Teaching (Primary)
MA-TEAPRI3 Master of Teaching (Primary)