|Short Description:||Mathematics in Early 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 :||27 October 2020|
Students must be enrolled in: BEDU(EarlyChild, Prim, Prim+SpecEd, SpecEd, HPE Primary, SHPE Prim) or BEED or BPED or BECH
Pre-req: BEDU(EarlyChild) or BEED Only - ECM1100 or EDX3280
Enrolment is not permitted if EDX1280 has been previously completed
Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.
This is the first course in a suite of three that focuses on the teaching of mathematics to children at different stages of schooling. This course is focused on the early years, and has been designed to introduce pre-service educators to mathematics teaching and learning in the first three years of school (Foundation to Year 3). Throughout the course, pre-service educators will become familiar with the three curriculum content strands (number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability), and also the proficiency strands of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. They will gain an awareness of the place of mathematics within the Early Years Learning Framework, at home and within the wider community, and will be supported to develop effective pedagogical strategies to build on this mathematics in the primary school context. An approach to teaching that is based on thinking strategies rather than rote procedures will be emphasised.