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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- 30 Nov 2020
- 29 Nov 2021
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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.
- 'Big ideas' of number. Early number experiences
- Place value and Base Ten number system
- Multiplicative Thinking
- Fractions > Decimals
- Fractions > Decimals > Percentage > Proportional reasoning - Linking `big ideas' of number
- Mental computation, understanding operations, and written computation
- Mental computation, understanding operations, and written computation. Making computational choices
- Algebraic thinking - pre-algebra and patterns. The 'big ideas' of algebra - Part A
- Algebraic thinking - pre-algebra and patterns. The 'big ideas' of algebra - Part B
- Experiential, experimental, and theoretical probability
- Experiential, experimental, and theoretical probability - teaching through an inquiry approach
- Reflection and review
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 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. It uses a ‘big ideas’ approach combined with constructivist teaching through inquiry and problem solving.
*** 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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- Report (50%)
- Exercises (50%)
First steps in mathematics: Number Book One
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