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Unit description

Focuses on the learning and teaching of a range of topics in K-6 mathematics including geometry, measurement and data handling; fractions, decimals, ratio, percentage and chance. Also, gives an overview of the curriculum documents and examines the nature and role of mathematics.

Unit content

1. Working mathematically: Curriculum rationale; basic terms and concepts.
2. Number and Algebra: Approaches to teaching number and algebra; fractions, decimals and percentage. Basic concepts and procedures; current teaching approaches; students' difficulties and misconceptions.
3. Measurement and Geometry: Curriculum rationale; basic concepts; current teaching approaches for the substrands of 2- and 3-D space; tessellation and symmetry, position, location and arrangement; measurement.
4. Statistics and Probability: Curriculum rationale; basic concepts and procedures; current teaching approaches.
5. Planning for teaching in the mathematics classroom; programming; resources; technology resources.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1apply appropriate curriculum documents in planning for mathematics teachingIntellectual rigour
2analyse contemporary approaches to teaching in primary mathematicsIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
3demonstrate a sound personal knowledge of these mathematics topicsIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
4demonstrate the use of ICT hardware and software to support the learning of mathematical concepts, including critical selection of appropriate online resourcesIntellectual rigour
5develop a sequence of lessons and justification for the teaching of mathematics and numeracy in the primary school curriculum.Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply appropriate curriculum documents in planning for mathematics teaching
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. analyse contemporary approaches to teaching in primary mathematics
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. demonstrate a sound personal knowledge of these mathematics topics
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. demonstrate the use of ICT hardware and software to support the learning of mathematical concepts, including critical selection of appropriate online resources
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. develop a sequence of lessons and justification for the teaching of mathematics and numeracy in the primary school curriculum.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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