Numeracy for Birth to 4 Year-Olds - 2018

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Unit summary

MTEC506

  • 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: SP1
  • Assessment: Presentation (50%) , Report (50%)

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

This unit is designed to develop an understanding of mathematics in daily life for children aged birth to four years. There is a focus on the ways young children develop early mathematical concepts in a variety of learning contexts including home, community, early education, care and school settings. The unit will develop educator knowledge of mathematical content that facilitates the assessment of children’s understanding.

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

  1. incorporate collaborative practices to plan, observe and evaluate children’s learning related to mathematical language and concepts
  2. select content and resources, including multimedia, appropriate to children’s mathematical needs and ability
  3. establish challenging mathematical learning goals for children birth to four years
  4. analyse appropriate resources to develop mathematical understanding of children age birth to two years.
  • Presentation (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
1Introduction to early mathematics curriculum i.e. Early Years Learning Framework, First Steps web based resources
2Theory of learning, play based pedagogies
3Language development in mathematics
4Number & Algebra; pattern development
5Spatial awareness and shape in Geometry
6Measurement
7Probability and statistics
8Risk taking and problem solving; challenging children's thinking
9Intentional teaching; integrating mathematical learning in daily life
10ICT in learning and teaching mathematics
11Working collaboratively with others including families to develop children's mathematical understanding
12Reflection

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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