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|Offered at:||(B, G, W)|
|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in course E359 only)|
|Unit chair:||L Bragg|
|Campus contact:||L Bragg (B), G Ferencz (G), K Anderson (W)|
|Contact hours:||3 to 4 hours per week|
This unit is the second of three compulsory units in primary mathematics education. Students in this unit will explore the connection between children as learners who construct their own understanding of mathematics and an inquiry-based model for classroom practice. They will develop strategies to provide challenging, coherent and inclusive mathematical learning experiences for children. Other topics include planning, implementing and evaluating learning in mathematics; problem-solving and mathematical investigations; developing spatial thinking and techniques for teaching geometry; teaching chance and data through an investigational approach; the development of informal and formal concepts for the measurement of time, temperature, money and angle; designing effective activities for mathematics learning; and the use of appropriate learning technologies to enhance mathematics learning and teaching.
Written/oral report of a research or practice-based development of an outline of mathematical activities (40%), Professional Portfolio incorporating responses to academic readings, reflections, practical tasks and additional items as set (60%).
Assessment will total the equivalent of 4000 words.
Reys, R.E., Lindquist, M.M., Lambdin, D.V. and Smith, N.L. (2007) (8th 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.