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.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the mathematics curriculum and principles associated with effective teaching in the early years
- analyse and interpret mathematical data from a case study; make judgements on mathematical understanding
- create written feedback on student mathematical learning for children and parents
- plan a mathematics program for 5 to 8 year-olds, based on the Australian curriculum (and/or local curriculum documents) by selecting appropriate content, assessment items, teaching strategies and resources.
- Curriculum documents related to mathematics; Australian Curriculum and local curriculum documents, First Steps
- Number & Algebra; teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources. Focus on number and place value and patterns and algebra
- Number & Algebra; Teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources. Focus on fractions, decimals and money
- Number & Algebra; Teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources. Focus on multiplication
- Geometry. Teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources
- Measurement. Teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources
- Probability and statistics. Teaching strategies including use of multi-media, assessment and resources
- Problem solving; using manipulatives to develop children's critical and creative thinking
- Focussed planning and play based strategies for mathematical learning
- Moderating and reporting in mathematics
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
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Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software
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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- Case Study (50%)
- Report (50%)
Numeracy in Early Childhood