The unit focuses on mathematical knowledge for teaching, introduces pedagogical content and will also develop confidence, creativity, and communication skills for teaching mathematics to primary school children. The content focus in this unit is number and the developmental concepts required to think mathematically across different subject areas. The unit will also draw out the connection between number concepts with other areas of mathematics in the curriculum. The unit will include exploration of mathematical vocabulary and mathematical problem solving including rich tasks, open questions and cross curricular contexts. 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.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):