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EPM742 - Primary Mathematical Development

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online), CBD*

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Leicha Bragg
Trimester 2: Leicha Bragg
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2020 must be enrolled in course E762, E764, E765

Prerequisite:

Students commencing course E762, E764, E765 in 2020, must have passed 2 from EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR721

Students commencing course E762, E764, E765 prior to 2020, must have passed 2 from EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR701

 

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical 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:

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and, 1 x 3-hour seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.

Note:

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

Content

The unit adopts a framework of children as learners who construct their own understanding of mathematics in the home, the classroom and the wider community. The unit aims to promote students’ understanding of how children’s mathematical concepts develop in the key areas of mathematics — number, measurement, space and chance and data. Students will explore the development of effective learning programs to support children’s construction of mathematical concepts. Students will be introduced to a range of effective teaching strategies and aids, as well as effective ways of incorporating the use of learning technologies. State, national and international curriculum materials will be referred to and used extensively. 

 
 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Critically analyse, synthesise and apply their knowledge of ways in which children's mathematical concepts develop in order to create learning activities that respond to the needs of students

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Select and justify the use of effective resources for the teaching of primary mathematics and appropriate ways of incorporating the use of learning technologies, including calculators and computers GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO3

Create challenging, coherent and inclusive learning activities to support children's construction of mathematical concepts GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Interpret and apply current state, national and international curriculum documents, policies, and programs for teaching and monitoring children's mathematical development GLO2: Communication

ULO5

Work autonomously to develop their knowledge of contemporary educational issues in mathematics education GLO6 Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 - Collaborative report based on interviews with children

2000 words equivalent 40% Information not yet available

Assessment 2 - Teaching plan based on interview data collected for Assessment 1

1500 words equivalent 30% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 - Literature review 1500 words equivalent 30% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: EPM742 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.

Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

Unit Fee Information

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