Numeracy for 5 to 8 Year-Olds - 2018

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Unit summary

MTEC503

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP3
  • Assessment: Case Study (50%) , Report (50%)

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit will prepare pre-service teachers to plan, assess and deliver rigorous mathematical learning programs for children aged five to eight. A major focus of the unit is on developing knowledge of curriculum documents and mathematics concepts in number, algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics and probability.

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the mathematics curriculum and principles associated with effective teaching in the early years
  2. analyse and interpret mathematical data from a case study; make judgements on mathematical understanding
  3. create written feedback on student mathematical learning for children and parents
  4. plan a mathematics program for 5 to 8 year-olds, based on the Australian curriculum (and/or local curriculum documents) by selecting appropriate content, assessment items, teaching strategies and resources.
  • Case Study (50%)
  • Report (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software

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.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Curriculum documents related to mathematics; Australian Curriculum and local curriculum documents, First Steps
2Number & Algebra; teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources. Focus on number and place value and patterns and algebra
3Number & Algebra; Teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources. Focus on fractions, decimals and money
4Number & Algebra; Teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources. Focus on multiplication
5Geometry. Teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources
6Measurement. Teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources
7Probability and statistics. Teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources
8Problem solving; using manipulatives to develop children's critical and creative thinking
9Focussed planning and play based strategies for mathematical learning
10Moderating and reporting in mathematics
11Reflection

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement 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 Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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