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Thinking Mathematically (EDN114)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external
Description This unit is designed for future teachers of K-7 mathematics. Both the content: number and algebra; geometry and measurement; probability and statistics; and the characteristic processes of problem solving, reasoning and numeracy are addressed.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Understand the key mathematical concepts addressed in the primary and middle years of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics
2. Confidently and fluently exercise the mathematical skills and processes associated with the primary and middle years of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics
3. Understand how you learn mathematics, and use this understanding to take initiatives and learn mathematics independently
4. Access and use appropriate resources, including online and ICT resources, to support your own and your students' learning of mathematics
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is through a lecture-workshop format complemented by a broad range of online resources. The lectures highlight concepts through examples while the workshops provide a range of learning activities to promote understanding. External students should listen to lecture and workshop recordings, complete the recommended activities, and engage regularly in online discussions with peers.
Other Learning Experiences Accessing online learning resources recommended in the LMS.
Assessment There are five main assessment strategies: five online quizzes, five sets of homework, one written assignment, a Numeracy test, and an open-book restricted exam. The quizzes comprise multiple-choice and short-answer items. They are designed to provide feedback on students' learning of mathematical content knowledge related to the Australian Curriculum. The sets of homework provide a format for students to demonstrate their mathematical thinking. The written assignment is based on using ICT to expand learning opportunities. The format of the Numeracy test is similar to the online quizzes and is a timed test. Students need to finish it in one sitting. The exam is to ensure students have the required understanding of key mathematical concepts and the associated skills and processes.
Prerequisites Enrolment in an initial teacher education course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDU162 Cultural Mathematics may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Students who have not successfully completed mathematics to at least Stage 2 Year 12 level are strongly encouraged to complete EDN110 Mathematics for Teaching before enrolling in EDN114.
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.
Previously 2013: EDN214
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))
Bachelor of Education (Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education) (BEd Primary 1-10 HPE)
Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Minors Mathematics and Numeracy 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.


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e: kylie.jones@murdoch.edu.au
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