EDX3280 Mathematics in Middle and Upper Primary
|Short Description:||Mathematics Mid&Upper Primary|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070100 - Teacher Education|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||22 January 2020|
Pre-requisite: EDX1280 or EHM1200 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary)
This is the second course in a suite of three that focuses on the teaching of mathematics. It is a core course that provides the theoretical underpinnings and foundational knowledge required to teach mathematics in the middle and upper primary school context (3-6).
Throughout this course pre-service teachers will continue to explore the evidence-based practices introduced in EDM1200 Mathematics in Early Primary. Such practices are centred on promoting understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning in teaching and learning, and are set within the content strands of number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability. At the completion of this course pre-service teachers should have a deep understanding of how children learn mathematics, and be able to draw on this understanding and curriculum documentation to identify critical progression points for mathematical learning and teaching. An approach to teaching that is based on thinking strategies rather than rote procedures will be emphasised.