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Mathematics is a key learning area for all students and essential to an individual's ability to fully participate in society. The teaching of mathematics at all levels is changing in response to research into its teaching and learning and to ongoing changes in society. Research has shown that significant numbers of students become less positive about mathematics and their own ability to do mathematics during the later years of their primary education and in their early secondary education. Teachers of senior primary school mathematics must be able to teach in ways that facilitate students' learning and also be able to extend these students when needed. This unit will enable students to study topics in mathematics of particular relevance in the later primary years, including integers, proportional reasoning, measurement, geometry, statistics and probability and introductory algebra.

Summary 2021

Unit name Extending Understanding of Primary Mathematics
Unit code EPR321
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical topics relevant to Year 5 to Year 8, including real numbers, indices, proportional reasoning, algebraic thinking, geometry, statistics and measurement.
  2. Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of mathematics content and pedagogy to plan and design coherent teaching sequences which extend Primary years' maths content.
  3. Make informed decisions in selecting examples, resources, and questions when teaching topics in mathematics.
  4. Communicate in written form in a scholarly manner, with correct usage of English and mathematical conventions.







Task 1: Secret Numbers, 600 words (10%)

Task 2: Working with Prime Numbers, 1400 words (40%)

Task 3: Lesson Sequence, 2000 words (50%)

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