CHCEDS408A - Support Student's Mathematics Learning for Numeracy


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13 weeks

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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to work with teachers to support students developing their mathematics skills for numeracy, including using number, measurement, estimation and problem solving.

The unit provides skills and knowledge to enable education support workers to work with the teacher to develop resources to reinforce mathematics skills for numeracy across the curriculum and to support students during various phases in the acquisition of numeracy competence.      

Enrolment Restriction

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Special Requirements

  • Audio/Visual equipment — Headset with microphone for online conferencing
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — National Police Certificate


  • Assessment (50%)
  • Placement — Workbooks (20%)
  • Project — Document (30%)

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. facilitate application of mathematics skills for numeracy
  2. support students to develop mathematics skills for numerate understanding
  3. enhance students' mathematics knowledge and skills through structured activities
  4. design resources to support mathematics learning for numeracy.


This unit addresses the following topics.

1Identify and explain a variety of numeracy demands and opportunities in daily life
2Demonstrate the different functions of mathematics using activities and examples
3Monitor student's understanding and use of mathematics through observation, listening and conversation
4Identify factors affecting acquisition of mathematics skills for numeracy and discuss with the teacher/s
5Develop numerate understandings appropriate to students' culture, age, abilities, interests and needs
6Use examples and activities to highlight and explain applications of mathematics for numeracy to scaffold learning
7Model use of mathematics skills appropriate to a range of life and workplace situations relevant to specific students
8Determine strategies for supporting students in the application of mathematics skills for numeracy in consultation with the teacher/s
9Implement planned strategies to enhance the abilities of students and address their individual needs
10Encourage students to problem-solve using mathematics knowledge and skills in everyday life contexts
11Use explicit talk to focus students on specific mathematics knowledge and skills to be numerate
12Use accurate mathematics terminology and concepts, as planned with teacher/s, to support students' learning
13Implement strategies devised with teacher/s to develop students' skills in the use of mathematics for numeracy understanding
14Use planned strategies to engage students in identifying mathematical knowledge and skills for numeracy across all key learning areas
15Encourage students to improve mental computation and calculation skills using strategies appropriate to students' developmental levels
16Ensure students check for reasonableness of solutions when calculating, using a range of strategies including estimating and technology
17Encourage students and build their confidence to attempt problem solving that requires the use of mathematics knowledge and skills
18Plan learning environments and activities in advance with the teacher/s
19Design resources, in consultation with teacher/s, to reinforce mathematical knowledge and skills, while fulfilling curriculum requirements
20Design resources to suit the developmental level of the students, as determined by the teacher/s.

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Glossary
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

Relevant Courses

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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