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|Unit chair:||S Groves|
Must be enrolled in course E760.
4 hours per week
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
The unit adopts a framework of children as learners who construct their own understanding of mathematics in the home, the classroom and the wider community. The unit aims to promote students’ understanding of how children’s mathematical concepts develop in the key areas of mathematics — number, measurement, space and chance and data. Students will explore the development of effective learning programs to support children’s construction of mathematical concepts. Students will be introduced to a range of effective teaching strategies and aids, as well as effective ways of incorporating the use of learning technologies. State, national and international curriculum materials will be referred to and used extensively.
Literature Review 30%
A substantial review of current research on a topic in primary mathematics education selected in consultation with their tutor.
Research into children's development of number concepts 40%
Individual number interview with two children, contribute their data for the construction of a “virtual school”, data analysis, group report and class presentation.
Planning to teach mathematics 30%
Students plan and develop a sequence of lessons on a number based on the “virtual school” data.
Bobis J, Mulligan, J & Lowrie, T 2008, Mathematics for children, Challenging children to think mathematically, 3rd edn, Pearson Education, Sydney.
Killen, R 2007, Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and Practice, 4th edn, Social Science Press, Melbourne.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Student Contribution Rate***||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.