Learning Area(EC): Mathematics 2

Subject 485-201 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Year Long, - 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 54 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available

485-100 Learning Area: Mathematics 1

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Dr Helen Lesley Chick
Subject Overview:

This subject deals with mathematics, especially in the areas of space and measurement in pre-school and primary schools. Students will extend their own knowledge by engaging in challenging mathematical tasks. They will examine knowledge of children's thinking and learning, analyse classroom teaching techniques and concrete and technological aids which develop different components of mathematical competence such as skills, concepts, practical ability and estimation. Current Victorian and national documents will be used. Students will design sequences of lessons related to selected learning outcomes and early childhood programs.

Objectives: Information not available

Two assignments equivalent to 2000 words, and two 2-hour examinations (one mid-year and one end-of-year).

Hurdle requirement: To gain a pass in this subject, students must satisfactorily complete a compulsory test of basic mathematics competence.

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

  • Teaching Primary Mathematics (G Booker et al), (3rd edn), Addison Wesley Longman, 2004
  • Foundations for Teaching Arithmetic vers 2 (K Marston & K Stacey), (CD-ROM) University of Melbourne, 2003
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 Early Childhood Education

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