Teaching Number, Algebra and Probability in the Primary Years
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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- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- 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
- interpret and validate children’s demonstration of their knowledge of number and algebra
- appraise social constructivist approaches to planning for mathematical learning and the development of numeracy
- develop a teaching plan based on the ‘big ideas’ of number and containing links with key concepts for teaching probability
- investigate and critique best practice for teaching and assessing Probability through the proficiencies of problem solving and reasoning.
- Early number experiences
- Place value
- Multiplicative thinking
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- 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 - http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/helping-children-learn-mathematics-2nd-edition/
This subject considers the main content ideas and pedagogical approaches for effective teaching of number, algebra and probability to primary children. The subject is taught using a social constructivist approach and with a focus on inquiry learning. There will be opportunities investigate and critique best practice for teaching and assessing and to develop a plan to teach key concepts.
*** 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 - http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/helping-children-learn-mathematics-2nd-edition/
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- Develop a remedial plan based on work sample analysis (50%)
- Develop a teaching plan and concept map for number, algebra and probability (50%)
Current study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
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