ECE764 - Young Children's Mathematics

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in E760, E761 or E764

Incompatible with:

ECE302

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

Burwood: 1 x 3-hour seminar per week, learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums

Content

This unit develops specialist knowledge and understanding of current theories, curricula and practice in early years mathematics learning and teaching, and examines how mathematics relates to all aspects of children's lives.

Particular foci are young children's mathematical competencies and potential and the development of foundational mathematical concepts, skills and dispositions early mathematical thinking and reasoning, and language.

Students will participate in practical work in professional settings to enable them to design, plan for and assess inclusive, engaging and effective mathematical learning environments for children in prior-to-school settings.

Pre-reading

A Good Start to Numeracy, which is available from: http://research.acer.edu.au/learning_processes/3/

And from the Deakin University library:

Hughes, A. (2010). Developing play for the under 3s (2nd Ed). Routledge, London.

Hughes, A. (2009). Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Routledge, London.

Essential

Montessori mathematics resources

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