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ED1491 - Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy in Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Limited offering available only to RATEP students. External offering available only to students enrolled in the ECE major.

This subject reviews mathematics up to the Year 9 level in the Australian Curriculum from a teacher's perspective and introduces students to the numeracy demands of professional life and to those of the learning areas that comprise the Australian Curriculum. The links between mathematics and numeracy are explored through the mathematical ideas, ways of thinking and ways of representing quantities that permeate most fields of human endeavour. These include: quantity, space and shape, change and relationships, and uncertainty; proportional reasoning, algebraic thinking and problem solving; graphical and numerical representations. Mathematical literacies studied in the subject include spatial literacy, statistical literacy and financial literacy.

Learning Outcomes

  • to demonstrate a strong conceptual and procedural knowledge of the mathematics currently experienced in early childhood settings and taught in primary and middle schools;
  • to construct an understanding of numeracy as involving the ability to use a combination of: underpinning mathematical concepts and skills from across the discipline in different contexts;
  • to evaluate teaching episodes and learning resources in terms of their mathematical and/or numeracy content value;
  • to describe common misconceptions in areas of mathematics and numeracy;
  • to demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an introductory level.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Jo Balatti
Lecturers: Dr Jo Balatti, Mr James Dalitz.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours - Workshops: 3 x 1 hour workshops per week for 13 weeks
Assessment: short answer questions and quizzes (30%); centrally-administered final exam (70%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coordinator: Dr Jo Balatti
Lecturer: Miss Tatham Sexton.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours tutorials - Collaborate tutorials
Assessment: short answer questions and quizzes (30%); centrally-administered final exam (70%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Jo Balatti
Lecturers: Dr Jo Balatti, Ms Rosie Veitch.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: short answer questions and quizzes (30%); centrally-administered final exam (70%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Jo Balatti
Lecturer: Dr Cliff Jackson.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours - Workshops: 3 x 1 hour workshops per week for 13 weeks
Assessment: short answer questions and quizzes (30%); centrally-administered final exam (70%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Dr Jo Balatti
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Miss Grace Lum.
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours - Lectures/workshops
Assessment: short answer questions and quizzes (30%); centrally-administered final exam (70%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.