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|Offered at:||(B, G, W)|
|Cohort rule:|| |
(For students enrolled in course E359 only)
|Unit chair:||C Vale|
C Vale (B), G Ferencz (G), S Herbert (W)
SIT106 and students must pass at least 5 units at first year before progressing to second year level (for 2012 students).
|Incompatible with:||EME228, EME497|
|Contact hours:||3 to 4 hours of contact per week|
This unit is the first of three compulsory units in primary mathematics education. The unit aims to promote students' understanding of how children's mathematical concepts develop in two key areas - number and measurement. Student's interaction with and analysis of childrens' responses to mathematical tasks will be used as a stimulus for them to examine their own understandings of some of the key mathematical concepts, terminology, operations and procedures related to our number systems and measurement. Building on these experiences, students will explore the development of learning activities to support children's further construction of these mathematical concepts. Students will be introduced to a range of teaching aids and effective ways of incorporating the use of a range of learning technologies. National and state trends in the development of numeracy standards will be examined. Current state curriculum documents will be referred to and used intensively.
Group report based on an analysis of children's responses to an interview (30%).
Individual written assignment developing teaching tasks based on understandings of children's development from first assignment (30%).
One written examination (40%)
Reys, R., Lindquist, M.M., Lambdin, D.V. and Smith, N.L. (2009) (9th edn) Helping children learn mathematics, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons
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.