Courses & Units

Teaching Primary Mathematics 1 EMT521


This unit introduces students to pedagogies appropriate for teaching primary mathematics. The unit will model and provide opportunities for students to engage with rich tasks, group work, problem solving, and differentiating the curriculum using examples from the number domain of the Australian Curriculum. Students will develop their understanding of appropriate pedagogies for teaching mathematics and their knowledge of relevant curricula, the development of students' thinking in number, and the relationship of content knowledge to pedagogy. It will provide pre-service teachers with opportunities to deepen their own mathematical content knowledge within the domain of number, assess primary students' mathematical thinking using work samples and to evaluate teaching resources.


Unit name Teaching Primary Mathematics 1
Unit code EMT521
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Education
School of Education
Discipline School of Education

Anne Heath

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

1 hour lecture - delivered online (13 weeks) 1 x 2 hour tutorial - face to face(13 weeks). Online: fully online with weekly readings and activities


50% Internal Assessment, 50% Exam.

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment


  • Faigley, L. (2013). The little Penguin handbook (2nd ed.). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia.
  • Muir, T. (Ed.). (2013). Primary and early childhood mathematics pedagogy. (3rd ed.). Sydney: Pearson. [This is a Custom Book published by Pearson and is available from the Co-op Bookshop]
  • Siemon, D., Beswick, K., Brady, K., Clark, J., Faragher, R., & Warren, E. (2011). Teaching mathematics foundations to middle years. South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press.

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