Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sarah Hopkins


This unit is planned for students in the Bachelor of Education (P-10) course. It is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the effective teaching and learning of primary and secondary school mathematics. There is a particular focus on knowledge relating to the number and algebra content strand across year levels (Prep to Year 10). Students will learn how to plan lessons and differentiate the curriculum to cater for a range of learning needs. They will also explore how mathematical learning might be facilitated by the appropriate harnessing of ICT and calculators.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  • access information relating to the mathematics content and proficiency strands in the Australian Curriculum and associated documents,
  • show familiarity with the content descriptions at each year level from the Number and Algebra strand,
  • plan engaging lessons that are focused on addressing learning objectives,
  • incorporate the use of technology in lesson plans to enhance learning, and
  • develop confidence in their own ability to engage in mathematical thinking.


Task 1: A sequence of three lesson plans for teaching number concepts and skills to children in lower primary school (2000 words, 50%)
Task 2: A critique of how a chosen learning technology supports learners' construction of mathematical understandings and skills (2000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

12 hours per week (equivalent)


EDF1204, EDF1307