EDUC6739
K6 Mathematics
10 Units
In this course students explore:
The NSW K10 NSW Mathematics syllabus, Volume 1 and Stage 4 from the K10 NSW Mathematics Syllabus, Volume 2, The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and the Australian Learning Continuum: Mathematics and linkages;
Strategies and resources for programming, teaching and assessing primary Mathematics;
The role and value of mathematics in the broader school curriculum; the place of Mathematics in the K 10 Mathematics continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4 Mathematics); and
Ways of differentiating mathematics curriculum to meet the diverse mathematical needs of learners including Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students;
Perspectives of mathematics skills development incorporating EAL and Aboriginal learners; and
Pedagogies that have the capacity to promote equity and social justice for diverse learners.
There will be a particular focus upon instructional approaches relevant to teaching the strands of the NSW Mathematics K10, Volume 1and beyond Syllabus: Data, Space, Measurement, Patterns and Algebra, Number and Working Mathematically.
Faculty 
Faculty of Education and Arts

School 
School of Education

Availability 
Semester 1  2014
(Callaghan Campus)

Objectives 
Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:
 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning mathematics in K6 school contexts (including strategies for programming, teaching and assessing).
 Examine the NSW K6 Mathematics Syllabus, Volume 1 and Volume 2 and its relationship to the Australian Learning Continuum: Mathematics.
 Identify the role of language in mathematics learning and investigate the implications of how language is used tin mathematical contexts.
 Navigate the content, structure and organisation of the NSW K10, Volume 1 Mathematics curriculum.
 Differentiate curriculum to meet the diverse mathematical needs of learners including Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students.
 Utilise instructional approaches relevant to teaching the strands of the NSW Mathematics K10 Mathematics Syllabus, Volume 1 and beyond and the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.
 Examine perspectives of mathematical skill development incorporating EAL and Aboriginal learners.
 Explore pedagogies that have the capacity to promote equity and social justice for diverse learners.

Content 
 Principles and practices of teaching and learning mathematics in K6 settings (including strategies for programming, teaching and assessing mathematics).
 The role and value of Mathematics in the broader school curriculum as mathematical capacities.
The content, structure and organisation of the NSW K10, Volume 1 Mathematics syllabus and Australian Curriculum: Mathematics .
Strategies for differentiating mathematics curriculum to meet the diverse mathematical needs of learners including Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students.
 Instructional approaches relevant to teaching the strands of the NSW Mathematics K10, Volume 1 Syllabus: Data, Space, Measurement, Patterns and Algebra, Number and Working Mathematically and beyond.
Examining perspectives of mathematical skill development incorporating EAL and Aboriginal learners.
Exploring pedagogies that have the capacity to promote equity and social justice for diverse learners.

Replacing Course(s) 
Nil 
Transition 
Nil 
Industrial Experience 
0 
Assumed Knowledge 
An Undergraduate Degree or equivalent 
Modes of Delivery 
Internal Mode

Teaching Methods 
Lecture
Tutorial

Assessment Items 
 Other: (please specify)  Plan a short, differentiated unit of work which focuses on one substrand of any K10 Mathematics, Volume 1, syllabus strand and the associated working ,mathematically outcomes and an accompanying rationale. 2000 words 50%
 Other: (please specify)  Series of Lessons = 50%: 2,500 or 2000 words or equivalent; Planning, a series of lessons, assessment and associated resources, using a variety of student grouping strategies

Contact Hours 
 Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
 Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks

Compulsory Components 
None listed

Course Materials 
None listed

Timetable 
2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6739
