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ECE455 - Effective Primary Mathematics Learning

Unit details

Year2016 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:

Burwood: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool: Students are required to attend 3 x 3 hour intensives.


Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin.


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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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