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Mathematics during the First Five Years of Life

Undergraduate | CUR-EDE323 | 2024

Previously CUR-EDE342

Learn how to enhance children’s language related to maths, and how to engage them with maths in everyday contexts. Enhance your own understanding of numbers, algebra, geometry, measurement, statistics and probability.

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

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Mathematics during the First Five Years of Life

About this subject

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

    1. interpret children’s language and demonstration of their knowledge related to mathematical concepts
    2. assess the role of the educator in developing children’s awareness of mathematical concepts and language related to mathematics
    3. develop a teaching plan that demonstrates understanding of mathematics content areas; number, algebra, geometry, measurement and statistic and probability
    4. create and utilise appropriate environments and materials to support early mathematical concept development
    5. plan and integrate mathematics across all domains and learning areas
    6. demonstrate increased personal numeracy skills and understanding of the content areas of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • CUR-ECE-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)


  • 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:

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).

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-EDE342 (Not currently available)


You don't have to enrol in this subject if you have completed EDE104 Numeracy (Birth - 5 years) as they are considered equivalents.

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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