EDF1206 - Mathematics education 1 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Chief examiner(s)

James Russo


James Russo (Clayton)
Carmel Delahunty (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


EDF1307, EDF2123


This unit develops students' knowledge of the discipline of mathematics, content, concepts, skills and attitudes relevant to the effective teaching and learning of mathematics from Foundation to Year 8. Students build their capacity to apply teaching strategies to identify and address common misconceptions children have with numbers (including fraction and decimal numbers), plan and sequence lessons to maximise learning for children of varying abilities, and explore how learning can be facilitated through the effective use of digital technologies. Students also investigate and critique a range of teaching resources and reflect on their own engagement with mathematical tasks.


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

  1. develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the number and algebra strand in mathematics curriculum
  2. plan and sequence lessons to teach mathematics content using a range of open-ended tasks to enable, consolidate and extend learning
  3. differentiate teaching and learning strategies to maximise learning and foster engagement for all students
  4. promote understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning proficiencies using a range of teaching strategies
  5. locate and critique a variety of teaching resources
  6. modify resources to improve learning outcomes
  7. use digital technologies effectively to enhance learning in mathematics.


Sequenced mathematics lesson plans (1600 words or equivalent, 40%)

Critique of a mathematics task using digital technology (2400 words or equivalent, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 2 contact hours per week
  2. Additional requirements:
    • 10 hours of independent study per week

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