ECE764 - Young Children's Mathematics


2020 unit information

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

Students must be enrolled in course E760, E761 or E764





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 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


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.


A Good Start to Numeracy, which is available from:

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.


Montessori mathematics resources

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