ECE211 - Mathematical Learning in the Early Years


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E330, E333 or E334





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

2 x cloud conferences per trimester

1 x 2-hour online workshop per week

3 x 1-hour online class per trimester (recordings provided)


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute



This unit supports students in building young children’s mathematical concepts and thinking by developing students’ own understanding of the concepts underpinning mathematics. Students will be introduced to relevant educational theorists such as Montessori and Vygotskii. It will explore teaching and assessment strategies for developing mathematical concepts, understanding and skills such as numbers, measurement, patterns, 2 and 3 dimensional objects, and locations. Students will participate in practical work to enable them to create engaging and effective mathematical learning environments for all children in prior-to-school settings and Foundation to Year 2. Technology skills for educators including programmable toys and robotics such as Bee-Bot with pre-school children will be investigated through playful explorations.

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