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Mathematics and Numeracy Education

Title Mathematics and Numeracy Education
School School of Education
Special requirements Must be enrolled in B1319 (Primary Major only)
Excluded Majors
Excluded Minors Inclusive Education
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description This minor provides students with opportunities to extend their mathematics content pedagogic knowledge and understanding of how children learn mathematics, to the zero to eight age group. It also strengthens their capacity to more effectively diagnose and teach children who are experiencing learning difficulties in mathematics. Students are provided with opportunities to utilise appropriate diagnostic approaches and tools, and to interpret what children say and do in order to plan for further learning. They will plan and carry out intentional and focused teaching strategies and assess the effectiveness of those learning experiences for children with a range of learning needs. Students will need to be enrolled in the Primary Major for the Bachelor of Education (B1319) in order to undertake study in this Minor.
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Minor Structure - 12 credit points

Part I

Core Units - 3 credit points

EDN114 Thinking Mathematically - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

Part II - 9 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

EDN351 Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN462 Mathematics and Numeracy in the Early Years - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN329 Teaching Mathematics and Numeracy to Students with Learning Difficulties - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

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