This unit of study provides students with the opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge to engage in associated problems and communicate through reviewing curriculum and planning documents to inform the designing of learning activities and assessment tools for primary school students. This will include taking into account the needs of different learners from a range of cultural backgrounds. Students will have the opportunity to engage in lectures, be involved in tutorial discussions and activities and receive feedback through informal and formal assessments.
|1.||Critique and analyse the principles and practices of curriculum and pedagogy for teaching mathematics to primary school students;|
|2.||Construct a plan of teaching and learning designed to develop students' mathematical and numeracy confidence which will counter misconceptions about mathematics and numeracy abilities;|
|3.||Evaluate a range of teaching and learning approaches used by primary teachers to enhance mathematical and numeracy fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills; and|
|4.||Critically review and evaluate a selection of learning and teaching theories, processes and activities that assist the development of students' mathematical and numeracy capabilities in order to teach number and algebra to primary school age students.|
|Assignment||Identify areas of numeracy and detail how you will develop your professional content knowledge and skills.||30%|
|Review||Choose 1 issue affecting Primary school mathematics. Link the topic to research about pedagogical implications and content knowledge.||20%|
|Presentation||Plan, evaluate and present a multi-lesson unit for teaching mathematical literacy in a primary school setting.||50%|
Helping Children Learn Mathematics. 1st Australian edn.
Reys, R.E., Lindquist, M.L., Lambdin, D.V., Smith, N.L., Rogers, A., Falle, J., Frid, S., & Bennett, S. (2012).
Melbourne: John Wiley.
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