Primary Mathematics Pedagogy

Unit code: EEC4109 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
ECP3101 - Junior Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy
ECP3102 - Secondary Specialisation Assessment and Reporting
ECP3103 - Senior Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy
ECP3104 - Innovations in Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy
EEC4110 - Curriculum and Assessment in Primary Literacy
Satisfactory completion of Year 3 secondary school practicum. Successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)** for students enrolled in EBED only.
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit will be structured around your questions about teaching and learning mathematics in school classrooms. At the same time, you will focus on developing and refining understanding, knowledge and skills in mathematics and mathematics education to enable the implementation of interesting and integrated approaches to mathematics learning that value the diversity of school students. Evidence-based understanding of how carefully selected numeracy activities build effective lessons and learning sequences will be developed, as well as implementing appropriate mathematics assessments to determine how effective a learning sequence is.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Elucidate knowledge and ability in the planning and teaching of mathematics to diverse learners;
  2. Design opportunities for developing mathematical ideas across the curriculum;
  3. Evaluate and plan effective learning and teaching relevant to the mathematics curriculum;
  4. Articulate understanding of current research on teaching and learning mathematics; and
  5. Evaluate sources of professional learning and resources in Mathematics and Mathematics Education.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Report
Grade: 25%
Research, analyse and report mathematics education specific teacher professional learning.
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 45%
Plan a sequence of lessons on an aspect of primary mathematics in collaboration with a small group of peers.
Assessment type: Portfolio
Grade: 30%
Undertake a series of exercises based on developing mathematics assessment that will form a portfolio.

Required reading

University students will be provided with an up-to-date reading list via the VU Collaborate system.

As part of a course

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