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EPM4100 Mathematics in Context

Short Description: Mathematics in Context
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 070103 - Teacher Education: Primary
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 28 November 2021


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

Other Requisites

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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 28 November 2021