You will develop practices and strategies used by primary teachers to enhance student learning in understanding number, additive, multiplicative, relational and proportional thinking, as well as exploring the patterns of algebra. You will develop understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills and consider pedagogical approaches enabling primary students to develop proficiency in these areas.
This unit will incorporate the development and trialling of strategies for planning, implementing and evaluating a 4 or 5 lesson sequence in a primary school.
Successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Education students. This unit is only for Education students undertaking the courses EBED, ABED and HBED.
|1.||Review and explain curriculum approaches for teaching number and algebra to primary and middle school students;|
|2.||Investigate and develop a repertoire of learning and teaching strategies relevant to the number and algebra curriculum;|
|3.||Plan, apply and evaluate lessons that cater for the individual needs of the primary students in the group which, include student assessment and reflection strategies|
|4.||Discuss the mathematical content knowledge required for teaching number and algebra in primary and middle school; and|
|5.||Articulate the demands for literacy in learning mathematics.|
|Exercise||1A. Present a lesson.||20%|
|Exercise||1B. Plan a numeracy lesson on multiplicative thinking for teaching in a primary school setting||40%|
|Exercise||2A. Open book task on Mathematical content knowledge of numeration, additive and multiplicative thinking||20%|
|Exercise||2B. Open book task on Mathematical content knowledge of number on proportional reasoning and algebra.||20%|
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