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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Tracey Muir|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesESH120 or EDU120 or ESP125
|Assessment||Test or quiz (20%)|Plan (50%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (30%)|
|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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