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EPM4100 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
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022


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


Numeracy is a core learning area of the curriculum and is considered to be one of the building blocks of education for work and life. It is closely linked to mathematics, and involves using some mathematics to achieve some purpose in a particular context. To be numerate is to use mathematics effectively to meet the general demands of life at home, in paid work, and for participation in community and civic life. This is the third course in a suite of three mathematics courses that focuses on using mathematics in context and across curriculum areas. It is a unique course designed to help pre-service teachers meet both professional and curriculum goals within the primary school setting.

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, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 24 May 2022