Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Successful selection for Primary Maths Extension
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Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
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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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Vicki Steinle, Mrs Catherine Pearn
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Teacher candidates will develop pedagogical content knowledge for the effective teaching and learning of the following mathematics strands from Foundation to Level 6:
Within this content strand, Candidates will critically analyse the development of key concepts in primary mathematics and identify critical progression points for children’s learning. They will consider typical conceptions and misconceptions held by children, their likely causes, diagnostic tools to diagnose them and teaching strategies for changing them.
They will review and critique resources for primary mathematics and examine tasks designed to achieve specific learning outcomes in these strands.
Candidates will consider research evidence related to selected key issues of teaching Measurement and Geometry. They will examine cognitive and affective characteristics of mathematics classrooms that encourage deep learning in these content areas and in the proficiency strands.
The links between mathematics and language will be examined, including a focus on strategies and resources for teaching those for whom English is a second language. They will examine the current Scope and Sequence (Australian Curriculum: Mathematics) and relate to various developmental pathways in the primary years, such as multiplicative thinking. Teacher candidates will develop a mathematics unit in Measurement and Geometry for use in primary mathematics classrooms.
On completion of this subject, with respect to the strands above, teacher candidates will be able to:
There are two assessment tasks, both assessment tasks must be passed:
There are two hurdle requirements:
Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Reys, R.E., Lindquist, M.L., Lambdin, D.V., Smith, N.L., Rogers, A., Falle, J., Frid, S., & Bennett, S. (2012). Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 1st Australian Edition, Melbourne: John Wiley.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
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