Courses & Units

Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Pedagogy ESH220

Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit introduces students to pedagogies appropriate for teaching primary mathematics. The unit will model and provide opportunities for students to engage with rich tasks, group work, problem solving, and differentiating the curriculum, using examples from across all domains of the Australian Mathematics Curriculum. 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 children's literature to provide students with authentic and worthwhile mathematical experiences.


Unit name Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Pedagogy
Unit code ESH220
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr Tracey Muir

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070101

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 1 hr Lecture; 1 x 2 hr Tutorial (13 weeks) Or

Online: Weekly Readings and Activities


AT 1 Picture book analysis and lesson/ learning experience plan (50%), AT2 Exam 50%

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  • Faigley, L. (2013). The little Penguin handbook (2nd ed.). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia.
  • Siemon, D., Beswick, K., Brady, K., Clark, J., Faragher, R., & Warren, E. (2015). Teaching mathematics foundations to middle years (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press.
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