The World of Maths

EDU10003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 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 2

Dates:
11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

Results:
1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

Census:
5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

More teaching periods
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

Results:
28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit familiarises pre-service teachers with mathematics in an educational context and beyond. They will understand the difference between mathematics and numeracy, and the implications of this on teaching and learning. Pre-service teachers will be enticed by the wonder mathematics presents in our everyday lives, and how this can be utilised in educational contexts. This unit will also briefly look at how children develop mathematical thinking.


Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Investigate the connection between mathematics and numeracy, and explain how they are evident in the world around us
2. Describe the impact and role of contemporary theories on the development of children’s mathematical thinking and numeracy processes
3. Recognise authentic learning opportunities for numeracy and mathematics in play and everyday experiences
4. Demonstrate how ICT can be used to increase children’s engagement with numeracy and mathematics
5. Explore mathematics and numeracy in relevant National and/or State or Territory curriculum documents
6. Demonstrate and reflect on personal competency in mathematics..