Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A total of 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
B.Ed: 485-202 Learning Area: Mathematics 2 or 485-204 Learning Area: Mathematics 2 (Adv)
Study Abroad: Equivalent to 485-233 Learning Area (TP) 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.|
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This subject deals with primary school mathematics programs and current issues in mathematics education. The focus is on Years 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. 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.
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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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