Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|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
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.|
CoordinatorDr Hilary Hollingsworth
ContactEducation Student Centre
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.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
There are three assessment tasks due throughout the semester:
|Prescribed Texts:||Booker, G., Bond, D., Sparrow, L., & Swan, P. (2009) Teaching Primary Mathematics (4th ed.). French's Forrest: Pearson|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students will have the knowledge and skills and understanding to enable them to:
Bachelor of Education (Primary) |
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