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Course aim

To develop student teachers who are knowledgeable about children learning mathematics in the early and primary years of schooling with particular emphasis on planning and assessment for learning within an effective learning environment.

Course content

Student’s (R to 7) construction of mathematical knowledge, processes and attitudes with insights gained from research and practice; pre-service teachers’ understanding of assessment strategies with an emphasis on authentic tasks and timely and constructive feedback; planning mathematical experiences for small and whole class groups; working with big ideas in Number, Space, Measurement, Chance and Data, Patterns and Relationships; integrating thinking and communicating mathematically; conducting mathematical learning experiences with small group of peers and students in a school setting and evaluating their learning with reflection on their responses; evaluating a variety of structured and informal materials, print and IT resources suitable for all students.

Teaching method

Internal, Magill
Workshop2 x 2 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Internal, Magill
Portfolio of Mathematical Activities with peers and children in school1500 words30%N/A
Assessment tasks based on mathematics skills and processes1500 words30%N/A
Planning for two weeks of teaching mathematics1500 words40%N/A


EFTSL*: 0.1250
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