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ECI113 - Young Children's Mathematical Development

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

This unit is not currently offered as it forms part of the credit arrangement for E330A

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125



Students must be enrolled in course E331

Incompatible with: ECE113
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Students are also required to attend 4 hours per day for 5 days


This unit supports students in building young children’s mathematical concepts and thinking by developing students own understanding of the concepts underpinning mathematics. It will explore teaching and assessment strategies for developing mathematical understanding in children from birth through the early childhood years. Students will participate in practical work and work in professional settings to enable them to create engaging and effective mathematical learning environments for all children in prior-to-school settings.

The content of this unit includes:

  1. Why teach mathematics?
  2. Theorists of early childhood learning of mathematics (including Montessori, Vygotsky);
  3. Research in early childhood: findings, and implications for practice;
  4. The Victorian, national and international curricula;
  5. How children develop their mathematics from birth to 8 years;
  6. Play as a basis for learning mathematics;
  7. Relating mathematics to the child’s world: engaging parental support;
  8. Identifying and providing learning opportunities for children;
  9. Inclusive practice; strategies and adaptations to enhance every child’s learning;
  10. Assessment and reporting: the role of observations, interviews, and formal assessments; and
  11. ICT skills for teachers, including the selection and use of software for, and with, pre-school children


Weekly tasks, 2000 words, 50%

Presentation, 2000 words, 50%

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