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ECE764 - Young Children's Mathematics

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 2014 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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



Must be enrolled in course E760.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour weekly seminar


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Task 1 40% Curriculum and Pedagogy Reports, Weekly Tasks (2000 words)

Task 2 60% Learning Resource Development Pairs and Pods Presentation (3000 words or equivalent)


Task 1    50%    Review of current research on children’s mathematical understandings and teaching strategies to help children develop key mathematical concepts (3000 words)
Task 2    50%    Using the research, students will plan, teach and evaluate a sequence of appropriate mathematical activities using relevant resources based on children’s interests, for individual and whole groups in early childhood settings (3000 words)


A Good Start to Numeracy, which is available from:

And from the Deakin University library:

Hughes, A. (2010). Developing play for the under 3s (2nd Ed).Routledge, London.

Hughes, A. (2009). Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Routledge, London.



Montessori mathematics resources

Sample Treasure Basket


Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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