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EPM742 - Fostering Primary Children's Mathematical Development

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Groves




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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. 


Collaborative report based on interviews with children 40% 2000 words equivalent.

Teaching plan based on interview data collected for Assessment 1 30% 1500 words equivalent.

Literature review 30% 1500 words equivalent.

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

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