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Children as Mathematical Learners

Undergraduate | CUR-EDP243 | 2024

Immerse yourself in the number and algebra strand of the Australian mathematics curriculum. Explore how children learn maths through a constructivist teaching approach, and identify knowledge using assessment strategies and diagnostic assessment.

Study method
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Assessments
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Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
Duration
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

Price from

$555

Upfront cost

$0

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Children as Mathematical Learners

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate a deep understanding of the Number and Algebra strand of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and appropriate teaching strategies to develop understanding in children
    2. interpret children’s demonstration of their knowledge of number and algebra
    3. develop and apply diagnostic mathematics assessment strategies
    4. appraise social constructivist approaches to planning for mathematical learning and the development of numeracy
    5. demonstrate increased personal numeracy skills in mathematical relationships, expressions, and applications, with a higher focus on number and algebra
    6. integrate effective, research based, teaching and assessment strategies and methods appropriate for learners from diverse cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

Core

  • CUR-BED-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)

Elective

  • CUR-FAST-DEG-2024 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

one of

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Student feedback

6 student respondents between 20 Nov 2023 - 20 May 2024.

50%of students felt the study load was manageable

66%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

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