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EME500 - Primary Mathematics Education 2

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Pipelining from 2012 - for continuing students only.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses E356, E365 and E356P only)
Unit chair:B Doig


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit continues the study of the learning and teaching of mathematics in Primary schools begun in the prerequisite unit. Students will continue their study of the content and pedagogical aspects of mathematics education; and investigate the use of mathematical concepts and skills in everyday life. Topics will include developing strategies for effective teaching; problem-solving and investigations; developing geometric concepts and spatial thinking; teaching concepts related to data through an investigational approach; using technology to enhance mathematics teaching; and the development of informal and formal concepts for the measurement of mass, time, temperature, money and angle; considering issues relating to the evaluation of mathematics teaching and learning.


There are three assessment items for this unit:
Assessment 1: Assignment report on a topic selected from a range of given options (30%)
Assessment 2: Portfolio of tasks/activities (40%)
Assessment 3: Examination (30%)

Assessment will total the equivalent of 4000 words.

Prescribed texts

Sullivan,P. & Lilburn, P.(2004), 'Open-ended Maths Activities' (2nd Edition),Oxford University Press, Sth Melbourne. Australia

Also (from prerequisite unit),
Guidelines in Measurement, Ministry of Education (Vic) 1981 (reprinted)
Guidelines in Number, Ministry of Education (Vic) 1985 (reprinted)
Your own state's or region's current curriculum document for primary mathematics. (refer to website of relevant Education Department)
A National Statement on Mathematics for Australian Schools, Curriculum Corporation, Australian Education Council, Carlton, 1991.

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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