Learning Area: Mathematics 3 (Adv)

Subject 485-348 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, on-campus.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A total of 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 485-204 Learning Area: Mathematics 2 (Adv) or a result of at least H2A in subject 485-202 Learning Area: Mathematics 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Cath Pearn
Subject Overview:

This subject surveys the numeracy programs used in primary schools. Students will learn to identify the normal stages through which children pass in the development of additive and multiplicative thinking and to design appropriate teaching for each stage. The demands of mathematical notation and the characteristics of mathematics language is examined, along with strategies and resources for teaching those for whom English is a second language. Students will examine the teaching of skills for the conduct of mathematical investigations and real world problem solving. Students will develop their own skills of mathematical investigation through a program providing experience and reflection on the problem solving process and develop material for extension and enrichment activities in schools.

Assessment: A 2-hour examination and two written tasks equivalent in total to 2000 words.Hurdle requirement: Satisfactory completion of weekly tasks.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:A subject reader is available.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Education (Primary)

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