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ECI455 - Effective Primary Mathematics Learning

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Off Shore

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Brian Doig




Must be enrolled in E331

Incompatible with: ECE455
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

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


Topics to be addressed in this unit include: 1) children’s construction of mathematical concepts in the social environment of the home, classroom and wider community; 2) the role of play in mathematical development; 3) the development of children’s early mathematical concepts; 4) the four operations for whole numbers; 5) fundamental concepts of vulgar fractions; 6) the development of concepts for the measurement of length, area, mass, time, and volume/capacity; 7) choosing and using effective resources for learning primary mathematics; 8) the use of calculators in primary mathematics; 9) involving parents in children’s learning of mathematics; 10) appropriate ways of incorporating the use of a range of learning technologies in the teaching of primary mathematics; 11) assessing and reporting children’s mathematical development; and 12) state, national and international policies, programmes, and resources for developing and assessing children’s mathematical development.


Task 1, 30%, equivalent to 1200 words

Task 2, 30%, equivalent to 1200 words

Task 3, 40%, equivalent to 1600 words

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