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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 review current academic literature related to K-6 Mathematics curriculum and pedagogy
2 demonstrate knowledge of the structure, content and requirements of the Australian Curriculum F-6 Mathematics and NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus
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
4 design lesson plans aligned to the Australian Curriculum F-6 Mathematics and/or the NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus

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

  1. review current academic literature related to K-6 Mathematics curriculum and pedagogy
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the structure, content and requirements of the Australian Curriculum F-6 Mathematics and NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus
  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
  4. design lesson plans aligned to the Australian Curriculum F-6 Mathematics and/or the NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus

Prescribed texts

  • This book is available with the option to purchase either the book with interactive E-Text code or Interactive E-Text. : Reys, R., Lindquist, M., Lambdin, D.V., Smith, N.L., Rogers, A., Cooke, A., Bennett, S., Ewing, B., West, J. , 2019, Helping children learn mathematics, 3rd Edition (Australian), John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Australia. ISBN: Interactive E-Text ISBN 9780730369233 OR Textbook with Interactive E-Text Code ISBN 9780730369288.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.