Courses & Units

Teaching Primary Mathematics 2 EMT620

A minimum enrolment number of 12 applies 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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Bruce Duncan
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

  • explain numeracy and mathematical ideas, skills, and knowledge appropriate for primary teaching
  • identify appropriate pedagogies for teaching mathematics, including differentiation of the curriculum
  • plan, develop, analyse and justify worthwhile mathematical teaching experiences that incorporate appropriate pedagogical principles
  • evaluate and assess students mathematical thinking through the analysis of student behaviour and use this assessment to inform planning

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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