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Postgraduate | CUR-MTEC503-2023

Numeracy for 5 to 8 Year-Olds

Leverage an in-depth understanding of the Australian curriculum to devise a mathematics program suitable for children aged five to eight years. Divide your attention across an array of mathematic concepts, including geometry, measurement and algebra.

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Part of a degree


13 weeks

Start dates

  • 28 Aug 2023

Price from


Upfront cost


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About this subject

What you'll learn

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the mathematics curriculum and principles associated with effective teaching for 5 to 8 year-old children
  2. analyse and interpret mathematical data to make judgements on mathematical understanding
  3. effectively communicate with stakeholders regarding students' mathematical learning
  4. demonstrate the ability to plan appropriate mathematics content, assessment items, teaching strategies and resources for diverse learners
    • Curriculum overview
    • Number and algebra
    • Geometry
    • Measurement
    • Probability and statistics
    • Problem solving
    • Planning
    • Moderation and reporting
  • This subject will prepare pre-service teachers to plan, assess and deliver rigorous mathematical learning programs for children aged five to eight. A major focus of the subject is on developing knowledge of curriculum documents and mathematics concepts in number, algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics and probability.

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    • Examination and analysis of a set of work samples (50%)
    • Design a mathematics learning program (50%)
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Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • CUR-MTE-MAS-2023 - Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)


  • CUR-EDU-GCE-2023 - Graduate Certificate in Education
  • CUR-EDU-GCE-2023 - Graduate Certificate in Education

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software

Related degrees

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