- Developing mathematical concepts from birth. Children becoming numerate.
- Contexts for teaching and learning numeracy: integration of mathematics across the curriculum.
- Children becoming numerate through play, music, and literature.
- Developing mathematical language through play, music and literature. Using technology with children.
- Foundations for mathematical understanding: intentional teaching of ideas.
- Number and algebra: strategies and activities.
- Geometry: strategies and activities.
- Measurement: strategies and activities.
- Statistics and probability: strategies and activities.
- Working mathematically: strategies and resources.
- Planning for a diverse range of children in early mathematics.
- Creating a supportive learning environment.
- Connecting and reviewing the ideas in the unit.
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Assignment 1 - Reflective Analysis (50%)
- Assignment 2 - Case Study (50%)
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 subject
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
This subject is designed to develop educator understanding of the effective use of mathematics in daily life as it applies to children in the years from birth to age 5. There is particular attention given to developing educator understanding of how adults can enhance children’s language related to mathematics, children’s awareness of mathematical concepts and ways to effectively engage children with everyday mathematics in different contexts. The subject continues to develop educator knowledge of mathematics content areas; number, algebra, geometry, measurement and statistics and probability together with a focus on the application of strategies that facilitate the interpretation and assessment of children’s mathematical understanding.
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