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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Focuses on current issues in the teaching and assessment of mathematics and numeracy in early childhood settings and primary classrooms. A particular emphasis is on developing differentiated strategies for numeracy teaching in diverse classrooms and the effective use of ICTs in mathematics education.

Unit content

Module 1: Unit overview; Diversity and differentiation; Pedagogies for Number and Algebra I

Module 2: Empowerment and Inclusion; Assessment practices for mathematics learning

Module 3: EAL/D and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; Pedagogies for Number and Algebra II

Module 4: Students with disability; Pedagogies for Measurement and Geometry

Module 5: Gifted and Talented, and technology models; Pedagogies for Statistics and Probability

Module 6: Numeracy across the curriculum, STEM and Technology

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 analyse a wide range of current issues in teaching and learning mathematics and numeracy in early childhood and the primary school curriculum, and in assessing student performance in these areas
2 design differentiated teaching and learning strategies to meet the needs of diverse classrooms/early childhood settings and to empower learners across key transition points
3 design formative and summative assessment tasks with feedback, moderation and reporting
4 analyse contemporary approaches to addressing the needs of low attaining students in mathematics and numeracy

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

  1. analyse a wide range of current issues in teaching and learning mathematics and numeracy in early childhood and the primary school curriculum, and in assessing student performance in these areas
  2. design differentiated teaching and learning strategies to meet the needs of diverse classrooms/early childhood settings and to empower learners across key transition points
  3. design formative and summative assessment tasks with feedback, moderation and reporting
  4. analyse contemporary approaches to addressing the needs of low attaining students in mathematics and numeracy

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