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.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

Results:
31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

Census:
4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

More teaching periods
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23

2022 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 12 Feb 23

Results:
7 Mar 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
30 Dec 22

Dates:
13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

Census:
7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23


Aims and objectives

This unit familiarizes 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 utilized in educational contexts. This unit will also briefly look at how children develop mathematical thinking.


Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
 
On successful completion of this unit students 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. Recognize 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.