Mathematics Pedagogies and Integrated Curriculum
Gain a deep understanding of the number and algebra strand of the curriculum. Study operations, computational choices, algebra and number patterns. Explore strategies and resources for teaching to a wide range of learners in different settings.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate increased personal numeracy skills in mathematical relationships, expressions, and applications of the content of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics
- develop a personal approach for teaching mathematics based on constructivist teaching and assessment strategies that demonstrates knowledge of curriculum
- appraise strategies and resources for differentiating teaching to cater for a wide range of mathematical learners, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- critique pedagogies for effective teaching of mathematics
- plan for teaching using a range of strategies, technologies and resources
- identify and consider the ‘big ideas’ that integrate topics within Mathematics and across the curriculum, so that links are made between Mathematics and other disciplines.
- The concept of making effective computational choices; Effective assessment strategies
- Mindset as a component of computational choices; Mental computation strategies
- Operations sense and making effective computational choices; Use of written computation strategies
- Number sense and making effective computational choices
- Developing calculator sense and applying it to computational choice; Effective calculator based tasks
- Integrating the big ideas of mathematics in other curriculum areas
- Constructivist teaching to develop conceptual understanding, through an inquiry approach
- Strategies for effective differentiation including tiered lessons and use of a model for numeracy
- Planning of an integrated inquiry unit: A broad module of lessons and use of a lesson plan template
- Catering for Indigenous learners of mathematics
- Presentation of integrated inquiry plans
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-EDP440 (Not currently available)
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)
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This subject was previously known as Pedagogies and Planning for Mathematics.
This subject focuses on the development of a range of effective pedagogies with particular emphasis on the Proficiency Strands of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and with consideration of integrated curriculum principles. Students will continue to develop a deep understanding of the Number and Algebra strand of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Topics include effective teaching and assessment of primary mathematics, and planning, with a focus on the ‘big ideas’ of mathematics. Curriculum content focuses on understanding operations and computational choices, with consideration given to the factors that have an impact on children’s ability to make effective decisions about computations. As well, there is a focus on strategies for mathematics working in a differentiated learning environment, including the use of tasks that suit a diversity of learners, with a particular focus on Indigenous learners.
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Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 3rd Australian ed.
Reys, R., et al.