ECE211 - Mathematical Learning in the Early Years


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, CBD*

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

Students must be enrolled in course E330, E333 or E334





Incompatible with:


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 2-hour face to face seminar and 1 x 1-hour online workshop per non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks)

1 x conference per trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2-hour online workshop per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks) and 3 x 1-hour online class per trimester

1 x conference per trimester


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



This unit supports students to know and understand their role in extending and enriching young children’s mathematics learning. Students will develop their own understanding of the concepts underpinning mathematics, and ways of thinking mathematically, and the mathematics young children can and should learn. The unit develops students’ understanding of current theories, curricula and practice in early years mathematics learning. Students will develop knowledge about young children's mathematical competencies and potential, how young children learn mathematics, and the ways that this knowledge and understanding should inform educators' planning and practice.

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