ESM310 - Teachers and Mathematics: Creating An Effective Classroom


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), CBD*

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

Must be enrolled in E359

Campus contact:

Leicha Bragg (Burwood (Melbourne))

Zara Ersozlu (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

Sandra Herbert (Warrnambool)


Must have passed ESM210 or ESM211



Incompatible with: EME500
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 1-hour class per week and 1 x 2-hour seminar per week for 9-weeks


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education; Community Based Delivery


This unit is the second of three compulsory units in primary mathematics education. Students in this unit will explore the connection between children as learners who construct their own understanding of mathematics and an inquiry-based model for classroom practice. They will develop strategies to provide challenging, coherent and inclusive mathematical learning experiences for children.

Other topics include planning, implementing and evaluating learning in mathematics; problem-solving and mathematical investigations; developing spatial thinking and techniques for teaching geometry; using children's literature to stimulate children's engagement and learning in mathematics; teaching chance and data through an investigational approach; the development of informal and formal concepts for the measurement of time, temperature, money and angle; designing effective activities for mathematics learning; and the use of appropriate learning technologies to enhance mathematics learning and teaching.

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