Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Term 2 2014 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Ms Karina Wilkie


This unit further develops students' ability to teach diverse learners mathematics content and thinking from an early age in effective and creative ways. Developing pedagogical content knowledge for the emerging professional is interwoven with theoretical and research perspectives and curriculum in mathematics education in the early years.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of key curriculum, teaching and learning principles and practice relating to mathematics in the early childhood years
  2. understand how to develop children's learning of different aspects of mathematics and implications for teaching
  3. develop an awareness of effective pedagogical approaches in the teaching and learning of mathematics in the early childhood years particularly investigations and problem solving
  4. reflect on their personal professional learning in mathematics
  5. implement classroom strategies that link mathematics to practical applications across the curriculum
  6. understand the importance and develop techniques for adopting inclusive practices in relation to the teaching and learning of mathematics.


Analysis of mathematics classroom teaching and learning (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Planning of a learning sequence for a mathematical problem solving (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study