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Unit details

ECE455 - Effective Primary Mathematics Learning

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:B Doig



Students must be enrolled in course E330

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hours per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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 role of play in mathematical development;
  • the development of children’s early mathematical concepts;
  • the four operations for whole numbers;
  • fundamental concepts of vulgar fractions;
  • the development of concepts for the measurement of length, area, mass, time, and volume/capacity;
  • choosing and using effective resources for learning primary mathematics;
  • the use of calculators in primary mathematics;
  • involving parents in children’s learning of mathematics;
  • appropriate ways of incorporating the use of a range of learning technologies in the teaching of primary mathematics;
  • assessing and reporting children’s mathematical development; and
  • state, national and international policies, programmes, and resources for developing and assessing children’s mathematical development.


Assignment 1, 30%, equivalent to 1200 words

Assignment 2, 30%, equivalent to 1200 words

Assignment 3, 40%, equivalent to 1600 words

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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