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Mathematics in Practice

Duration: 1 teaching period

Unit Code: EDU20002

Contact Hours: Recommended 10 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.

Content

  • Mathematics in Early Childhood and Early years of primary education
  • Pedagogical approaches to mathematics in early childhood and early primary environments
  • Supporting children’s development of numeracy skills
  • Relevant National and/or State or Territory curriculum outcomes for Mathematics (birth to eight years of age)
  • Mathematics vs. numeracy
  • Formal vs. informal numeracy learning
  • Strategies to enable ICT to expand numeracy teaching
  • Assessment of numeracy skills in early childhood and early primary settings
  • Assessment of mathematics learning in early childhood and early primary settings
  • Creating a numerate environment
  • Mathematics and Numeracy in the relevant National and/or State or Territory Curriculum

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