edu2som strands of mathematics




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we provide second year education students with an extension to their first year studies to gain firm grounding in the knowledge required for teaching primary school Mathematics. The focus is on student skill development in the teaching of the remaining content strands of mathematics; Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability, and how to develop mathematical logic, reasoning, conjecture, problem solving and invention in these areas. During the semester students continue to examine current research and curriculum documents, and learn how to further develop primary classrooms as mathematical communities. ICT skills associated with accessing, processing and communicating in a blended learning environment are embedded within the course and utilised in assessment tasks.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sanders

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU1TNA or co-ordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching Primary Mathematics 4th Ed.RecommendedBooker, G., Bond,D., Sparrow, l., & Swann P.(2010)PEARSON AUSTRALIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical curriculum documents.


02. Exhibit good communication, questioning and listening skills, and work collaboratively as a team.


03. Show familiarity with and pedagogical knowledge of how Mathematics thinking develops, and how Mathematics is taught, at a variety of levels.


04. Understand how outdoor activities can support student learning in Mathematics.


05. Critically analyse and respond constructively to presentations by peers.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sanders

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Development of a three week unit of work (2000-words equivalent)5001, 02, 03, 04
Individual reflective feedback on group presentation(1000-words equivalent)2501, 02, 05
one group presentation of a design for a maths activity (1000-words equivalent)2501, 02