Teaching and Learning Primary Mathematics 2

    Unit code: ETP5004 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Nicholson
    Victoria University Online
    ETP5003 - Teaching and Learning Primary Mathematics 1; and
    Successful completion of LANTITE.
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    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.

    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 and demonstrate an understanding of how to engage sensitively and confidently with parents/carers.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 20%
    Respond to Key Selection Criteria
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 50%
    Design and justify an assessment task.
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 30%
    Critique the use of AI to extend the assessment design

    Required reading

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

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