ECE211 - Mathematical Learning in the Early Years


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

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

This unit is only available to students enrolled in E330, E333 or E334



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: ECE113
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per non-placement teaching weeks

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1.5-hour online seminar per non-placement teaching weeks


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


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. 

In class experiences, provide students with hands on practice of mathematical activities and tasks that can be implemented with children in early childhood and primary (F – 2) classrooms. Students will practice the set up learning environments, communication strategies (verbal and non-verbal) to support learning and assessment techniques. These authentic experiences will support students completion of assessment task 2.

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