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Primary Mathematics Education 3 (EDUC90776)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90776
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will support Teacher Candidates to develop pedagogical content knowledge for the effective teaching and learning of the following mathematics strands from Prep to Year 6:

Content Strand: Statistics and Probability

Proficiencies: Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, Reasoning.

Within this content strand, Candidates will 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 Statistics and Probability. They will examine cognitive and affective characteristics of mathematics classrooms that encourage deep learning in these content areas and in the proficiency strands.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the topics and their everyday applications which are relevant to primary teaching or are necessary to be personally numerate (Graduate Standards 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how children construct mathematical knowledge (Graduate Standards 1.2, 1.5, 2.2, 2.5, 6.3)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of classroom teaching techniques (Graduate Standard 3.3)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how children think and learn; (Graduate Standards 1.2, 1.5, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning (Graduate Standard 3.4)
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop teaching activities and relate them to learning outcomes (Graduate Standards 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5)

Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Generic skills

This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:

  • Clinical reasoning and thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork and professional collaboration
  • Learning to learn and metacognition
  • Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
  • Reflection for continuous improvement
  • Linking theory and practice
  • Inquiry and research
  • Active and participatory citizenship.

Last updated: 3 April 2019