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EEM741 - Planning and Assessing Effective Learning: Mathematics

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in course E665 only)
Unit chair:C Campbell




Incompatible with:


Contact hours: This unit is taught in intensive mode with a minimum of 30 contact hours


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • children’s construction of mathematical concepts in the social environment of the home, classroom and wider community
  • the development of children’s early number concepts, counting and place value
  • the four operations and associated algorithms for whole numbers and decimal fractions
  • the use of calculators in primary mathematics
  • the development of informal and formal concepts for the measurement of length, perimeter, area and volume, time, temperature, money and angle
  • the development of informal and formal concepts for the teaching of problem-solving, spatial thinking and geometry, mental computation and estimation, chance and data through an investigational approach
  • using resources effectively for the teaching of primary mathematics and appropriate ways of incorporating the use of a range of learning technologies
  • state, national and international policies, programs, and resources for developing and assessing children’s mathematical development
  • the connection between children as learners who construct their own understanding of mathematics and an inquiry-based model for classroom practice
  • strategies for providing challenging, coherent and inclusive mathematical learning experiences for children
  • assessing and reporting mathematical learning
  • professional associations and networks and their standards, resources, and professional development opportunities


Assignment 1 - Interactive white board assignment: 50% (Presentation and practical written components) Approx 2000 words.

Assignment 2 - Portfolio of activities completed in class 50% (Approx 4000 words)

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