EDU20002 Mathematics in Practice

Unit code: EDU20002

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

In this unit students gain knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning mathematics in the foundation years of education. They explore a range of strategies for assessing children's numeracy, and design and implement learning experiences, lessons and lesson sequences that progress a child’s mathematical thinking.


  • Mathematics in Early Childhood education
  • Pedagogical approaches to mathematics in early childhood and early primary environments
  • Supporting children’s development of numeracy skills
  • Strategies to support informal numeracy skills
  • Australian curriculum outcomes for Mathematics from Foundation to Grade 2
  • Mathematics vs. numeracy
  • Formal vs. informal numeracy learning
  • Strategies to enable ICT to expand numeracy teaching
  • Planning and assessing mathematics in early childhood and early primary settings
  • Creating a numerate environment

This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).