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ED1491 - Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy in Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited offering available only to RATEP students. External offering available only to students enrolled in the BEd (Early Childhood Education)

This subject reviews mathematics from the Early Years Learning Framework and up to 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 and for BEd(ECE) students an understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework at an introductory level.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
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, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours - Lectures/workshops:
Assessment: short answer questions and quizzes (30%); centrally-administered final exam (70%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
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, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours tutorials - Collaborate tutorials
Assessment: short answer questions and quizzes (30%); centrally-administered final exam (70%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
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.