PRIMARY MATHS/NUMERACY

EDU5PMN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In Maths/Numeracy students explore current approaches and strategies for primary level mathematics. By reflecting on prior mathematical experiences, examining current research and curriculum documents, students learn how to develop primary classrooms as mathematical communities, and how to develop mathematical logic, reasoning, conjecture, problem solving and invention. Students participate in structured experiences designed to expand their personal understanding and confidence in mathematics.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sanders

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in either of the following courses in order to undertake this subject: Master of Teaching Primary (EMTCP, EMTCPB and EMTCPW), Master of Teaching (EMTP), Masters of Teaching Secondary (EMTCS, EMTCSB, EMTCSW)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching primary mathematics (5th edition)PrescribedBooker, G., Bond, D., Sparrow, L., & Swan P. (2014).Pearson: Frenchs Forrest
ReadingsPearson illustrated maths dictionary (5th edition)Prescribedde Klerk, J., & Marasco, A. (2013)Pearson: Frenchs Forrest
ReadingsMaths terms and tables.RecommendedBana, J., & Swan, P. (2007)RIC publications: Greenwood WA.
ReadingsTeaching mathematics in primary schools. (2nd edition)RecommendedJorgensen R., & Dole S. (2011).Allen and Unwin: Crows nest Australia.
ReadingsHelping children learn mathematicsRecommendedReys, R. E., Lindquist, M. M., Lambdin, D. V., Smith, N. L., Rogers, A., Falle, J., & Bennett, S. (2012)Milton, Qld: Wiley & Sons Australia
ReadingsTeaching mathematics: Foundations to middle yearsRecommendedSiemon, D., Beswick, K. Brady, C. Clarke J., Faragher, R. (2012).Oxford: Australia

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant curriculum documents.

Activities:
Thinking & Working Mathematically Problem Solving

02. Utilise personal mathematical skills and knowledge to deal confidently and competently with daily life

Activities:
Past mathematical experiences Proportional reasoning

03. Develop pedagogical content knowledge that fosters the learning of mathematics in a variety of contexts.

Activities:
Big Ideas in Calculation Multiplicative Thinking

04. Demonstrate an understanding of how mathematics is taught in a variety of primary school settings and year levels.

Activities:
Big ideas in calculation Practical activities in all modules

05. Demonstrate an appreciation of the role of research and additional resources, including learning technologies, in supporting teaching

Activities:
Digital to teaching activity design

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sanders

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 33 - 33
Two 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay developing a philosophical framework on the teaching of primary mathematics (3000 words)This assessment will be scaffolded through the learning activities and readings planned for the unit50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
ICT presentation of mathematics conceptual focus (3000 words)This assessment will be scaffolded through the learning activities and readings planned for the unit50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Mathematics Competency TestThis hurdle task relates to the assessment and development of numeracy skills, which is required to graduate from this degree. Further information will be provided on the LMS.

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sanders

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 33 - 33
Two 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay developing a philosophical framework on the teaching of primary mathematics (3000 words)This assessment will be scaffolded through the learning activities and readings planned for the unit50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
ICT presentation of mathematics conceptual focus (3000 words)This assessment will be scaffolded through the learning activities and readings planned for the unit50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Mathematics Competency TestThis hurdle task relates to the assessment and development of numeracy skills, which is required to graduate from this degree. Further information will be provided on the LMS.

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sanders

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 33 - 33
Two 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay developing a philosophical framework on the teaching of primary mathematics (3000 words)This assessment will be scaffolded through the learning activities and readings planned for the unit50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
ICT presentation of mathematics conceptual focus (3000 words)This assessment will be scaffolded through the learning activities and readings planned for the unit50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Mathematics Competency TestThis hurdle task relates to the assessment and development of numeracy skills, which is required to graduate from this degree. Further information will be provided on the LMS.