## 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.

## Prescribed texts

### Session 1

• Jorgensen, R & Dole, S, 2011, Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools, 2nd edn, Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, Sydney. ISBN: 978-1-74175-723-1.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

## Teaching and assessment

### Coffs Harbour

 Teaching method Lecture online 1 (10) Tutorial on-site 2 (10)
 Assessment Workbook 50% Exam: closed book 50%

### Gold Coast

 Teaching method Lecture online 1 (10) Tutorial on-site 2 (10)
 Assessment Workbook 50% Exam: closed book 50%

### Lismore

 Teaching method Lecture online 1 (10) Tutorial on-site 2 (10)
 Assessment Workbook 50% Exam: closed book 50%
Notice

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## Fee information

### Domestic

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