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EDX3280 Mathematics in Middle and Upper Primary

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 16 May 2022


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) or BPED


Mathematics education has grown to become a recognised and significant research area in education. Its theories are based on analysis of the structure of mathematical tasks, the psychology of teaching and learning over time, and an understanding of the effect of past experiences, and social contexts for learning mathematics. Mathematics is a core learning area of the curriculum and has long been considered to be a significant component of everyday life within a modern society. As children grow, so too do their experiences with mathematics both in and out of the classroom. This course recognises the progressive nature of mathematics, and also the importance of past experiences and social contexts for learning mathematics.

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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 16 May 2022