Courses & Units

Primary Mathematics Pedagogy EPR220


This unit introduces students to a range of learning theories and pedagogies appropriate for teaching Early Childhood (EC) and Primary mathematics. The unit will model and provide opportunities for students to engage with rich tasks, group work, problem solving, and differentiation using examples from across all domains of the Australian Mathematics Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Students will develop their understanding of appropriate pedagogies for teaching mathematics and their knowledge of relevant curricula, the development of students thinking in each of the domains, and the relationship of content knowledge to pedagogy. It will provide pre-service teachers with the opportunity to develop their skills in planning for mathematics teaching and with using resources such as childrens literature to provide students with authentic and worthwhile mathematical experiences.


Unit name Primary Mathematics Pedagogy
Unit code EPR220
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Robyn Reaburn
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • identify, appropriate to your specialisation (EC or Primary), a range of learning theories and pedagogies for teaching mathematics.
  • consider beliefs about mathematics and mathematics learners and the implications for practice.
  • plan, develop, implement, analyse and reflect upon worthwhile mathematical teaching experiences that incorporate appropriate pedagogical principles.
  • describe the features of a worthwhile mathematical task and justify why tasks and discourse are important for mathematical learning.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



ESH120 or EDU120 or ESP125


AssessmentAssessment Task 1: Mathematical knowledge and beliefs audit. (20%)|Assessment Task 3: Exam. (30%)|Assessment Task 2: Analysis and lesson overview. (50%)
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