TEACHING MATHEMATICS

EDU3TM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject draws on concepts from the Australian Curriculum for Mathematics, including Content strands - Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geomentry, Statistics and Probability, and Proficiency strands - Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning. Students explore the nature of mathematics, the structure of the mathematics curriculum, the attributes of effective mathematics teaching, and strategies to engage, support and assess children's learning. Students are given the opportunity to broaden their quantitative literacy through developing their knowledge and confidence with basic mathematical and analytical concepts and operations required for problem solving and investigation, real world applications, and for effective teaching of mathematics. Students examine how such approaches contribute to their own learning, and the implications for learners in schools.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Cox

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU1WM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAusVels: MathematicsPrescribedVictorian Curriculum and Assessment AuthorityVCAA: HTTP://AUSVELS.VCAA.VIC.EDU.AU/MATHEMATICS/OVERVIEW/RATIONALE-AND-AIMS
ReadingsHelping children learn mathematicsPrescribedReys, R.E., et al. (2012)WILEY
ReadingsTeaching mathematics: Using research informed strategiesPrescribedSullivan, P. (2011)AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
ReadingsTeaching primary mathematicsPrescribedBooker, G., et al. (2010)PEARSON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Broaden your quantitative literacy and critically understand the content processes and skills of the ustralian primary mathematics curriculum, in particular, the Content strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability, and the Proficiency strands of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, and Reasoning.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

02. Demonstrate developing knowledge of effective pedagogical approaches to specific mathematics content with a particular focus on the psychology of learning mathematics and student centred learning in primary and middle-years schooling.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

03. Design and implement mathematics lessons that consider principles associated with effective discipline-specific mathematics instruction and theory related to how students learn, and that integrate a range of tasks, high quality resources and materials to support the learning of all students.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

04. Evaluate student responses and work samples to make appropriate assessments of learning and children's thinking, and plans for future learning oportunities.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Cox

Class requirements

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

Lecture Week: 10 - 20
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class test25 01, 02
Online Tasks35 01, 02
Practicum Report - case study40 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCindy Tassone

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 19
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 20
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class test25 01, 02
Online Tasks35 01, 02
Practicum Report - case study40 01, 02, 03, 04