Learning Area: Mathematics 4 (Adv)

Subject 485-407 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - 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

485-204 Learning Area: Mathematics 2 (Adv) or a minimum grade of H2A in 485-202 Learning Area: Mathematics 2

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 Gloria Stillman
Subject Overview:

This subject deals with primary school mathematics programs and current issues in mathematics education. The focus is on Year 4-6. Students will learn to critically evaluate mathematics programs, materials and teaching methods. Alternative approaches to the teaching of mathematics across a primary school, such as the integrated curriculum, thematic instruction, interdisciplinary curriculum and other current curricular models will be discussed and compared. A range of methods of assessment and reporting will be examined. Contemporary national and international curriculum documents will provide a focus for the discussion of primary mathematics and associated issues. Important issues for the design of the school curriculum, such as fundamental goals of school mathematics, equity issues, the changing nature of appropriate curriculum content, teaching and learning styles will be examined in the context of a study of international and statewide comparisons of mathematical achievement. Students will develop a mathematics program for use in upper primary mathematics classrooms.

Objectives: Information not available

One 2-hour examination (40%) and written assignments equivalent in total to 2000 words (60%).

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

  • Curriculum and Standards Framework II: Mathematics (Board of Studies), 2000
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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