# Mathematics education

**Topics:**Mathematics education, Educational psychology, Mathematics

**Pages:**30 (4358 words)

**Published:**September 25, 2013

Open Universities Australia (Curtin)

Unit Outline

311803 EDP136 Mathematics Education 1

OpenUnis SP 2, 2013

Unit study package number:

311803

Mode of study:

Area External

Credit Value:

25.0

Pre-requisite units:

Nil

Co-requisite units:

Nil

Anti-requisite units:

Nil

Result type:

Grade/Mark

Approved incidental fees:

Information about approved incidental fees can be obtained from our website. Visit f ees.curtin.edu.au/incidental_fees.cfm for details.

Unit coordinator:

Name:

Phone:

Email:

Building:

Room:

Consultation

times:

Alanna Webb

Off Campus

Alanna.Webb@curtin.edu.au

501

Off Campus

Via email only. Emails will be checked

daily and at least once on weekends.

Administrative contact:

Name:

Phone:

Email:

Building:

OUA General Enquiries

+61 8 9266 7590

hum.educationOUA@curtin.edu.au

501, Bentley Campus. 8:30am 4:30pm (WST)

Learning Management System:

Blackboard (lms.curtin.edu.au)

Teaching Staff:

311803 EDP136 Mathematics Education 1

OUA

21 May 2013

Open Universities Australia (Curtin), Vice-Chancellory

Page: 1 of 13

CRICOS Provider Code

WA 00301J, NSW 02637B

Vice-Chancellory

Open Universities Australia (Curtin)

Acknowledgement of Country

We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous Elders, custodians, their descendants and kin of this land past and present.

Syllabus

Theories of learning related to Mathematics teaching. A focus on geometry and measurement. Development of personal mathematics content knowledge.

Introduction

This unit is the first in a series of units focused upon the Mathematics learning area in primary schools. The modules of this unit will provide you with an overview of issues related to how children learn mathematics, along with related teaching and curriculum practices. The Measurement and Geometry strand of the Australian Curriculum will be the main context for your learning. The unit will provide an overview of modern primary mathematics teaching and learning. It will focus on strategies for effective teaching, an understanding and application of modern theories of learning, and an audit and development of personal mathematics content knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students can:

Graduate Attributes

addressed

1 Identify, describe and apply effective teaching strategies for teaching mathematics 2 Analyse and critique strategies and resources for teaching mathematics in primary classrooms

3 Demonstrate knowledge of documents connected to teaching mathematics 4 Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics in the areas of geometry and measurement

Curtin's Graduate Attributes

Apply discipline knowledge

Thinking skills

Information skills

(use analytical skills to solve problems)

(confidence to investigate new ideas)

Communication skills

Technology skills

International perspective

Cultural understanding

(value the perspectives of others)

(value the perspectives of others)

Learning how to learn

(apply principles learnt to new situations)

(confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems)

Professional Skills

(work independently and as a team)

(plan own work)

Find out more about Curtin's Graduate attributes at the Office of Teaching & Learning website: ctl.curtin.edu.au

311803 EDP136 Mathematics Education 1

OUA

21 May 2013

Open Universities Australia (Curtin), Vice-Chancellory

Page: 2 of 13

CRICOS Provider Code

WA 00301J, NSW 02637B

Vice-Chancellory

Open Universities Australia (Curtin)

Learning Activities

Learning Activities

This unit is fully online. The learning activities include a range of tasks that aims to optimise student learning through the use of a variety of source material. Learning Logs and Thinking Head Sheets will be used to record learning and aid metacognition. Maths Mates Groups are used in this unit to enhance the opportunities to work collaboratively with peers...

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