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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 apply appropriate curriculum documents in planning for mathematics teaching
2 analyse contemporary approaches to teaching in primary mathematics
3 demonstrate a sound personal knowledge of these mathematics topics
4 demonstrate the use of ICT hardware and software to support the learning of mathematical concepts, including critical selection of appropriate online resources
5 develop a sequence of lessons and justification for the teaching of mathematics and numeracy in the primary school curriculum.

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

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