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Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Develops an understanding of the nature and role of mathematics. Focuses on the learning and teaching of a range of topics in the NSW Syllabus for Mathematics K-10 and in the Australian Curriculum for Mathematics F-10 including Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability.

Unit content

MODULE 1

Following topics will be presented in combination.

Topic 1: Australian Curriculum F-6 and NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus

  • Defining the role of mathematics education
  • Overview of the structure, content and requirements of the Australian Curriculum F-6 Mathematics and K-6 of the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus
  • Working Mathematically
  • Mathematical Proficiencies

Topic 2: Lesson Planning I

  • Aligning lesson plans to curriculum/syllabus documents

Topic 3: Resourcing your teaching practice

  • Australian Curriculum resources e.g. Scootle
  • National and International sources
  • Evaluating resources
  • Academic literature supporting teaching of K-6 mathematics

MODULE 2

Following topics will be presented in order. Topics within Module 1 will continue to be reinforced and developed through relating to topics in Module 2.

Topic 4: Lesson Planning II

  • OGER model
  • Mathematical learning theories
  • Resourcing – physical and digital
  • Assessment for, as and of learning
  • Review of related academic literature

Topic 5: Teaching Strategies for Number and Algebra

  • Curriculum requirements
  • Teaching, learning and assessment strategies for K-6 Number and Algebra within the Australian Curriculum and the NSW Syllabus
  • Review of related academic literature

Topic 6: Teaching Strategies for Measurement and Geometry

  • Curriculum requirements
  • Teaching, learning and assessment strategies for K-6 Measurement and Geometry within the Australian Curriculum and the NSW Syllabus
  • Review of related academic literature

Topic 7: Teaching Strategies for Statistics and Probability

  • Curriculum requirements
  • Teaching, learning and assessment strategies for K-6 Statistics and Probability within the Australian Curriculum and the NSW Syllabus
  • Review of related academic literature

MODULE 3

Topic 8: Lesson Planning III

  • Strategies for embedding General Capabilities and Cross Curriculum Priorities in K-6 Mathematics
  • Introduction to meeting diverse learning needs
  • Review of related academic literature

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
1review current academic literature related to K-6 Mathematics curriculum and pedagogyKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2demonstrate knowledge of the structure, content and requirements of the Australian Curriculum F-6 Mathematics and NSW Mathematics K-6 SyllabusKnowledge of a discipline
3collect and design a range of K-6 Mathematics teaching and assessment strategies, and resources, including addressing Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Cross Curriculum PrioritiesKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4design lesson plans aligned to the Australian Curriculum F-6 Mathematics and/or the NSW Mathematics K-6 SyllabusKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. review current academic literature related to K-6 Mathematics curriculum and pedagogy
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the structure, content and requirements of the Australian Curriculum F-6 Mathematics and NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. collect and design a range of K-6 Mathematics teaching and assessment strategies, and resources, including addressing Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Cross Curriculum Priorities
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. design lesson plans aligned to the Australian Curriculum F-6 Mathematics and/or the NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Reys, R, Lindquist, M, Lambdin, D, Smith, N, Rogers, A, Cooke, A, Ewing, B, Robson, K, & Bennett, S, 2017, Helping children learn mathematics, 2nd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Australia, Milton, Brisbane. ISBN: 9780730327783 (ebook).
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short online tasks10%
Portfolio40%
Lesson Plans50%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short online tasks10%
Portfolio40%
Lesson Plans50%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short online tasks10%
Portfolio40%
Lesson Plans50%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1.5 hours (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short online tasks10%
Portfolio40%
Lesson Plans50%
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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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