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Teaching Number, Algebra and Probability in the Primary Years

Postgraduate | CUR-MTP501 | 2024

Explore the main ideas and pedagogical approaches to the number and algebra strand of the curriculum. Investigate the ‘big ideas’ approach combined with constructivist teaching through inquiry, problem solving and reasoning

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Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Teaching Number, Algebra and Probability in the Primary Years

About this subject

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

    1. apply a deep understanding of the Number and Algebra strand of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and how to teach it to children of varying learning abilities
    2. interpret and validate children’s demonstration of their knowledge of number and algebra
    3. appraise social constructivist approaches to planning for mathematical learning and the development of numeracy
    4. develop a teaching plan based on the ‘big ideas’ of number and containing links with key concepts for teaching probability
    5. investigate and critique best practice for teaching and assessing Probability through the proficiencies of problem solving and reasoning.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • CUR-PRI-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Primary Education)
  • CUR-EDP-GDI-2024 - Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary Education)


  • CUR-EDU-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Education

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

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

    This subject has a required ebook. - Helping Children Learn Mathematics 2nd Edition by Reys, R.E., Lindquist, M.M., Lambdin, D.V., Smith, M.L., Rogers, A., Cooke, A., Ewing, B., Robson, K., ; Bennett, S. (2016). The ebook is readily available through the suppliers webpage -

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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Master of Teaching (Primary Education)

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Graduate Certificate in Education

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