Courses & Units

Teaching Primary Mathematics 2 EMT620



Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the on-line offering and advised of this change before semester commences


This unit builds on the knowledge of pedagogies appropriate for teaching primary mathematics that students acquired in EMT521 Teaching Primary Mathematics 1. The second unit in the sequence, EMT620 broadens students' understanding of mathematics pedagogy by addressing the content and practices not covered in the initial unit. This unit will model and provide opportunities for students to engage with best pedagogical practice by undertaking rich tasks, group work, and problem solving, as well as differentiating and integrating the curriculum. Students will enhance their understanding of appropriate pedagogies for teaching mathematics and their knowledge of relevant curricula, the development of students' thinking in each of the strands of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, and the relationship of content knowledge to pedagogy. It will provide pre-service teachers with opportunities to assess primary students' mathematical thinking using work samples and to develop their skills in planning for teaching based on this information.


Unit name Teaching Primary Mathematics 2
Unit code EMT620
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Teaching staff

Bruce Duncan

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


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070103

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  • EMT521


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

On Campus: Online lecture, readings, activities and 1 x 2-hour tutorial for 13 weeks.
Online: Fully online with weekly online tutorials, readings and activities.


AT1: Assessment Plan (40%); AT2: Position paper (60%)

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Flexible Study Options

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



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