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Mathematics for Teaching (EDN110)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external
Description This unit is designed for students who have not successfully and confidently completed Mathematics Essential to at least Year 12 level. It aims to further enhance their skill and understanding of critical mathematical concepts and processes needed to teach primary school mathematics and science. The content will address key elements of the upper primary to middle secondary Western Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, in particular the number and algebra; measurement and geometry; and statistics and probability strands.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand the key mathematical concepts addressed in primary to middle secondary years of the Western Australian Curriculum: Mathematics
2. Confidently and fluently demonstrate the mathematical skills and knowledge associated with the primary to middle secondary years of the Western Australian Curriculum: Mathematics
3. Understand how you learn mathematics, and use this understanding to continue learning mathematics independently
4. Access and use appropriate resources, including ICT resources, to support your own and your students' learning of mathematics
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 1 hour per week; workshops: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit encourages you to develop mathematical understandings through active engagement with lectures, workshops and online resources. The workshops apply and unpack the concepts introduced in the lectures, and incorporate peer interaction and group-based activities. You will be actively engaged, doing and talking about mathematics in the way that you are expected to be able to teach it. This may be different to how you learnt mathematics previously. For this reason, attendance at lectures and workshops is essential for internal students, and external students should listen to lecture recordings prior to attending workshops, complete the recommended activities, and engage regularly in online discussions with peers and tutors.
Assessment 1. Pre workshop quizzes (10%), monitor preparation for each workshop . (Outcomes 1-4)) 2. Online quizzes (25%) Five quizzes to monitor your progress and highlight where you might need more work. (Outcomes 1 - 3) 3. Assignment (25%) Reflect, write about and show how you worked through some particular mathematics in order to overcome difficulties in your understanding and learning of that mathematics. (Outcomes 3 & 4). Use of the HOTmaths website (10%) (Outcomes 3 & 4 ) 4. Examination (30%) Written examination (Outcomes 1 -3)
Prerequisites Enrolment in an initial teacher education course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed Mathematics Essential to at least Year 12 level or undergraduate mathematics units. Students who have successfully completed EDU162 Cultural Mathematics or EDN114 Thinking Mathematically may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes If students fail EDN110 they cannot enrol in EDN114 Thinking Mathematically. If students fail EDN114 and have not already completed EDN110, then they must complete EDN110 before enrolling again in EDN114.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Teaching) (BEd(EC&PrimTeach))
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd) [New in 2014]
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.


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Ms Kylie Jones

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7476
e: kylie.jones@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.008 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1E-External
MURDOCH: S1E-Internal
Ms Kylie Jones

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7476
e: kylie.jones@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.008 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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