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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Provides students with an introduction to mathematics in society, opportunities to build personal numeracy, as well as the skills and confidence to effectively engage with units in their course and future professional settings that require numeracy skills or applications of mathematics; includes ICT applications

Unit content

Topic 1: Numeracy and the teacher
Topic 2: Number, number theory and operations; calculators
Topic 3: Numeracy for adults; financial mathematics; computer applications
Topic 4: Data analysis
Topic 5: Descriptive statistics for the teacher; computer applications
Topic 6: Probability; theoretical and experimental understandings
Topic 7: Measurement; understanding the metric system; calculator issues
Topic 8: Measurement and formulas; introductory algebra
Topic 9: Algebra in curriculum and teaching; reasoning and rules
Topic 10: Higher level mathematics; understanding the place of other mathematics

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 discuss the role of mathematics in society
2 demonstrate personal competence in mathematics to a level appropriate for effective classroom instruction
3 demonstrate the mathematical understandings and capabilities that enable the integration of numeracy into teaching settings
4 analyse and apply school data to individuals and school systems to improve student learning in early childhood, primary and secondary settings
5 employ a range of appropriate computer applications for student assessment, data handling, documenting and reporting in schools and early childhood settings

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

  1. discuss the role of mathematics in society
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate personal competence in mathematics to a level appropriate for effective classroom instruction
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate the mathematical understandings and capabilities that enable the integration of numeracy into teaching settings
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. analyse and apply school data to individuals and school systems to improve student learning in early childhood, primary and secondary settings
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. employ a range of appropriate computer applications for student assessment, data handling, documenting and reporting in schools and early childhood settings
    • GA1:
    • GA4: