Courses & Units

Teaching Primary Mathematics 1 EMT521


This unit introduces students to pedagogies appropriate for teaching primary mathematics and contributes to your evidence for meeting Graduate Teaching Standards . 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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Associate Professor Helen Chick
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • articulate an understanding of mathematical knowledge and skills appropriate for primary teaching and communicate these in a scholarly and appropriate manner
  • identify appropriate pedagogies for teaching and assessing mathematics, and apply these to practice
  • plan for, and justify, appropriate mathematical teaching experiences in the domain of number that incorporate appropriate pedagogical principles
  • evaluate and assess students mathematical thinking through analysing student work in the domain of number and justify the teaching approach taken as a result of this analysis

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070103 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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Concurrent Prerequisites



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Van de Walle, J., Karp, K., Bay-Williams, J., & Bass, A. (2019). Primary and middle years mathematics (1st Australian edition). Melbourne, Vic: Pearson. (Revel or hard copy version)

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