Preservice teachers are introduced to effective mathematical teaching approaches, models and strategies used by primary teachers to enhance student learning of mathematical content, concepts and reasoning. The mathematical content focus in this unit relates to Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability. Preservice teachers reflect on their mathematics and numeracy knowledge to develop personal levels of proficiency when planning, structuring and implementing learning programs that correspond with students’ diverse learning needs and abilities and curriculum content strands.
The unit also provides a foundation to a range of pedagogical approaches to teaching mathematics. 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 workshops, discussions and activities and receive feedback through informal and formal assessments.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):