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EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education
Version produced : 18 April 2014

Synopsis

Foundations of Numeracy is a shared course for the specialisations of Early Childhood, Primary / Middle and Special Education and will focus on aspects of teaching, planning and assessing the number, pattens and algebra strands of the mathematics curriculum, underpinned by a clear understanding of relevant subject-matter knowledge and current theories of learning and teaching. An approach to teaching that is based on thinking strategies rather than rote procedures will be emphasised. Consequently, methods of doing and teaching mathematics experienced during the course are likely to be different to those experienced in the students' own schooling. Past and present practices will be critically examined in the light of research findings, curriculum documents and teaching practice. The course also serves to ensure that students themselves have an appropriate level of mathematical understanding and proficiency to undertake their professional roles. NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the ONLINE offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 Online
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2013 Online
Semester 3, 2013 Online