Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students explore current approaches and strategies for teaching mathematics in the primary curriculum. Students also participate in structured experiences designed to expand their personal understanding and confidence in mathematics.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sanders

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIllustrated Maths Dictionary,Recommendedde Klerk, J.4TH EDN, PEARSON EDUCATION AUSTRALIA 2007
ReadingsTeaching mathematics in primary schools,RecommendedZevenbergen, R. and Dole, S.,2ND EDN, ALLEN & UNWIN 2011
ReadingsTeaching primary mathematics,RecommendedBooker, G., Bond, D., Sparrow, L. and Swann, P.4TH EDN, PEARSON AUSTRALIA 2010

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sanders

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Competency testHurdle requirement: To pass this subject, students must achieve a minimum of 80% or equivalent in a mathematics competency test. A re-sit test may be provided for non-satisfactory result.0
Minor assignment (1200-words equivalent)Small group presentation30
one 2800-word essayEssay on your philosophical beliefs about the teaching of primary mathematics70