EDUC6749

Advanced Numeracy Studies

10 Units

This course deepens students' understanding of the impact of the principles and practices of teaching and learning mathematics in primary schools. Students will explore the numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum. Students will learn how to interpret school-based and system-wide numeracy data in order to make informed decisions about student numeracy needs. With a focus on helping students to reason or "work mathematically", this course will place particular attention upon instructional strategies and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational mathematical concepts of number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum.
  2. Identify the numeracy demands of everyday life.
  3. Interpret school-based and system-wide numeracy data in order to make informed decisions about student numeracy needs.
  4. Design instruction that assists students to work mathematically.
  5. Select appropriate instructional strategies and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational mathematical concepts of quantity, measurement, spatial representation, and generalisation.
Content
  • The numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum.
  • Numeracy in everyday life.
  • School-based and system-wide numeracy data.
  • Working mathematically.
  • Instructional strategies and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational mathematical concepts of number and algebra, measurement and geometry, statistics and probability.
Assumed Knowledge Students must complete EDUC6166 and EDUC6739 prior to enrolling.
Assessment Items
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies/Data Analysis
  • Report: Capstone Research Report
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6749

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