This unit is the foundation mathematics and numeracy unit for the Bachelor of Education. It provides an opportunity to reflect upon and to develop understanding of concepts that are central to mathematics curricula; to consider the cross-disciplinary implications and opportunities afforded by these topics; and to develop quantitative literacy understandings that will enable students to be informed professionals. Foci of the unit include the development of a critical orientation to presentation of numeracy concepts in the media, and an appreciation of the importance of quantitative understandings to the personal and professional lives of all teachers.
|Unit name||Personal and Professional Numeracy|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Robyn Reaburn|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- apply knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts underpinning critical numeracy.
- identify and evaluate critical numeracy in media reports and in other contexts relevant to different curriculum areas.
- design and reflect upon an educational numeracy activity.
- use literacy skills to present evidence, including relevant literature, to support arguments about issues related to personal and professional numeracy.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (10%)|Report (40%)|Assignment (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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