Preservice teachers build their technological and content pedagogical knowledge and skills in the strand of Number of Algebra in the Victorian Curriculum. Preservice teachers advance their teaching knowledge and practise by engaging in the latest advances in mathematics educational and technological research and practice. They critically evaluate the use of AI in primary mathematics teaching and learning activities, and in student learning management systems including Compass and SEQTA. Preservice teachers review national and international mathematics curricula, teaching practice and assessment. They analyse and respond to various types of student data used in primary mathematics settings and explore methods of promoting student agency and authentic learning experiences. Preservice teachers design an innovative, differentiated and enriched unit of work encompassing assessment and use of connected concepts and problem solving strategies to deepen student learning of mathematics. Preservice teachers explore the proficiency strands.

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ETP5003 - Teaching and Learning Primary Mathematics 1 and

Successful completion of LANTITE.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and evaluate a range of approaches to twenty first century mathematics / numeracy education in the primary years including digital learning and teaching with digital technologies;  
  2. Design strategies that motivate and develop students' mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and understanding of mathematical concepts, conventions and applications in real world situations;  
  3. Contextualise and apply understanding of mathematics / numeracy content;  
  4. Assess the learning and development students have achieved through the teaching approaches and learning activities conducted in the mathematics curriculum; and  
  5. Analyse and implement appropriate learning and teaching strategies for a diverse range of students.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Respond to Key Selection Criteria 20%
Assignment Design and justify an assessment task. 50%
Assignment Critique the use of AI to extend the assessment design 30%
All assessments, equivalent to 5000 words of written assessment in total, must be satisfactorily completed in order to complete the unit.

Required reading

Helping children learn mathematics 2nd edn,
Reys. R.E., Lindquist. D.V., Lambdin. D.V., Smith. N.L., Rogers. A., Falle. J., Frid. S., & Bennett. S.
John Wiley

Links to recommended readings and resources for this unit will be provided to students via the Learning Management System (VU Collaborate)

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