## Availabilities:

Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour Session 1 Session 1
Gold Coast Session 1 Session 1
Lismore Session 1 Session 1
Online Session 1 N/A

## Unit Summary

### Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

12

7

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.

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:

## Prescribed texts

• 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 teaching periods.