Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject is not offered in 2015.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject provides an orientation to teaching mathematics in Victorian primary schools. Teacher candidates will develop pedagogical content knowledge for the effective teaching and learning of the topic Number from Prep to Year 6. They will consider Victorian curriculum documents and resources, lesson planning, classroom assessment, effective use of resources, and the importance of a balanced curriculum incorporating concepts, skills, applications and problem solving.
A research-informed analysis of the development of children’s mathematical understanding will provide insight into teaching strategies to cater for children’s individual differences and personalise their learning.
Teacher candidates will consider important pedagogical issues such as: questioning, selection of good examples, representations and models of mathematical ideas. By widening their appreciation of exemplary mathematics teaching, teacher candidates are expected to develop reflective mathematics teaching practices.
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will be able to:
There are two assessment tasks:
There are two hurdle 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.
Zevenbergen, R., Dole, S., & Wright, R. J. (2004). Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools. Allen & Unwin
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
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