Mathematics Education - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 4
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Non-Invigilated Exam (30%) , Portfolio 1 - Big Ideas Planning (25%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

Statistics and Probability, and the Proficiency Strands from the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Strategies for planning and assessing the effectiveness of teaching mathematics. Personal philosophical statements and beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning.

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

  1. compose lesson plans and lesson sequences that integrate the Proficiency Strands of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics
  2. construct learning experiences that adapt a range of strategies and resources for a variety of contexts and children
  3. demonstrate knowledge of documents connected to teaching mathematics in Western Australia, nationally and internationally
  4. argue in reasoned and informed ways about issues and ideas raised in mathematics education.
  • Non-Invigilated Exam (30%)
  • Portfolio 1 — Big Ideas Planning (25%)
  • Portfolio 2 — Child Study (25%)
  • Test — E-test (20%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

  • EDP325 — Professional Practice in Primary Education

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access

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.

1Effective teaching of mathematics through a constructivist approach
2Australian Curriculum Proficiencies - exploring issues related to the teaching of reasoning and problem solving
3Connecting mathematical understanding through the 'big ideas' of mathematics
4Effective assessment - diagnostic assessment, everyday assessment, interviewing
5Data handling and the PCAI process
6Probability - exploring the three types and linking it to data handling, problem solving and reasoning
7Diversity in the mathematics classroom
8Teaching mathematics to Indigenous children
9Computational choices - What do children need to know to be able to make effective choices?
10Using textbooks and other sources to support mathematics learning
11Game playing
12Sharing of portfolios

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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

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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Helping Children Learn Mathematics (First Australian

    By:Robert E. Reys & Mary M. Lindq

    ISBN: 9781742168234


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