EPM4100 Mathematics in Context
|Short Description:||Mathematics in Context|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070103 - Teacher Education: Primary|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 January 2020|
Pre-requisite: EDX3280 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU(Primary) or BEDU(Primary + Special Ed) or BEDU(Special Ed) or BPED
Enrolment is not permitted in EPM4100 if EDP4140 or SPE3001 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 course provides pre-service teachers with an opportunity to reflect upon and to develop an understanding of concepts that are central to mathematics curricula. It also provides an opportunity for pre-service teachers to consider the cross-curricula implications and opportunities afforded by and through different mathematics topics; and to develop quantitative numeracy understandings that will enable them to be informed professionals. Foci of the course includes supporting the development of a critical orientation toward numeracy concepts in the media, data interpretation and analysis and how it informs teaching and learning, an appreciation of the importance of quantitative understandings to the personal and professional lives of all teachers in different school contexts, and across different learning areas.