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Unit Overview

Description

In this unit, pre-service teachers will be introduced to the primary Mathematics curriculum and key pedagogical approaches for the teaching of mathematics and the development of numeracy, with a focus on mathematics learning for F to Year 2. Pre-service teachers will become familiar with the three content strands (number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability) and the proficiency strands of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Pre-service teachers will connect theory to practice through understanding how manipulatives, story books and digital technologies can support mathematics learning, by developing a resource file and undertaking some initial planning for learning. Pre-service teachers will develop an understanding of, and positive attitude to the role of mathematics in everyday life.

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2023UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) apply knowledge and understanding of how children in their early years learn Mathematics; (2) apply knowledge and understanding of the early years Mathematics curriculum and a range of pedagogies to teach students with a range of learning needs; (3) develop an awareness of the importance of mathematics in everyday life; (4) plan instructional sequences in Mathematics for effective and engaging learning in F-2; (5) develop skills to use, modify, create and evaluate early childhood Mathematics instructional resources for teaching and learning, including educational technologies; and (6) plan assessment strategies, including informal, formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study and (2) planning task. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
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