EXCEPTIONAL MATHEMATICS

EDU4EXM

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focusses on the importance of early intervention in the identification of individual student's exceptional abilities and learning difference in mathematical concepts. Pre Service Teachers (PSTs) will interpret multiplemethods of numeracy assessment tools to identify and understand individual difficulties with mathematical concepts and numeracy skills. PSTs will apply teaching strategies that are responsive to a variety of learning differences evident when students engage with the learning of mathematical concepts and will explore teaching strategies that differentiate the way the curriculum is taught to accommodate for a variety of learning abilities in mathematics. PSTs will enhance and extend their teaching skills to develop individualised learning goals and teaching strategies for students withlearning differences in mathematics, evaluating teaching programs to improve learning.



SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNoleine Fitzallen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EBECB or EBECP and EDU3ELM or EDU2ELM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Differentiate your teaching practice for students with different learning styles and abilities in mathematics and apply these skills in a range of different mathematical curriculum areas Your skills in primary school teaching practice will be extended through the identification and assessment of atypical mathematical skills, with a particular focus on numeracy abilities within the Australian Curriculum and Victorian Curriculum .

Activities:
Students will undertake an assessment of an individual child's numeracy skills.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Interpret, analyse and apply data from multiple methods of mathematical assessment tools to assist individualised planning, teaching strategies and interventions for a variety of abilities in mathematics, including advanced teaching strategies for students with advanced levels of mathematical understanding. This will also include collaboration with the student and/or parents/caregivers to negotiate and justify the use of mathematical teaching strategies.

Activities:
Access numeracy assessments and create individual numeracy learning profiles
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Modify your teaching practice and create effective lesson plans and sequences to develop and implement numeracy strategies for students with numeracy difficulties and / or high functioning numeracy and mathematical skills in a primary school context.

Activities:
Students will design and implement a sequence of literacy lessons that address differentiated teaching practices
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoleine Fitzallen

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Seven 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report: Analysis of Mathematical Data Collection (approx. 1000 words)Report on one case study example demonstrating your ability to interpret, analyse and apply mathematical data from multiple assessments tools of given examples of student case studies with varying mathematical abilities.20 01, 02
Lesson Plans: Differentiating teaching practice (approx. 1500 words)Examine case study scenarios with examples of multiple methods of assessment, including diagnostic and formal assessment results.40 01, 02, 03
Case study: Create an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) (Approx 1500 words)The case study scenarios will present a range of diagnostic test results which must be interpreted in relation to student age, strengths and interests40 01, 02, 03

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoleine Fitzallen

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Seven 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report: Analysis of Mathematical Data Collection (approx. 1000 words)Report on one case study example demonstrating your ability to interpret, analyse and apply mathematical data from multiple assessments tools of given examples of student case studies with varying mathematical abilities.20 01, 02
Lesson Plans: Differentiating teaching practice (approx. 1500 words)Examine case study scenarios with examples of multiple methods of assessment, including diagnostic and formal assessment results.40 01, 02, 03
Case study: Create an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) (Approx 1500 words)The case study scenarios will present a range of diagnostic test results which must be interpreted in relation to student age, strengths and interests40 01, 02, 03