Learning Area: Mathematics 2 (Adv)

Subject 485-204 (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

A minimum grade of H2A in 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 deepens students' own knowledge of mathematics from the space and measurement dimensions of VELS and functional dependence from the algebra strand, through challenging investigations. The major psychological theories of children's thinking and learning of mathematics will be studied, along with the methods by which research into this is conducted. Students will analyse 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 curriculum documents will be used. Students will design sequences of lessons related to selected learning outcomes.

Objectives: Information not available

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

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

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

  • Teaching Primary Mathematics (G Booker et al), (3rd edn), Addison Wesley Longman, 2004
  • Foundations for Teaching Arithmetic (K Martson and K Stacey (eds)), Version 2 (CD-ROM). DSME: University of Melbourne
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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