Details for Primary Mathematics 1

This course aims to prepare Teacher Education Students (TES) to effectively teach mathematics and numeracy in primary schools.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS208
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Philip Fitzsimmons


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Primary Mathematics 1

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course aims to prepare Teacher Education Students (TES) to effectively teach mathematics and numeracy in primary schools. The main focus is on TES’s knowledge, experiences, skills and belief systems in mathematics learning and teaching. This subject will expose TES to the NSW NESA Mathematics K-10 syllabus and ACARA Mathematics F-10 curriculum to develop their own personal philosophy of mathematics learning and plan for mathematics teaching in light of a Christian or alternate worldview.


  1. Demonstrate numeracy skills and understanding of concepts that underpin mathematics knowledge and understanding to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence for the primary classroom;
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in mathematical knowledge and skills and the ability to communicate mathematically with appropriate terminology in regard to different methods for teaching and learning in the mathematics classroom;
  3. Demonstrate skill in understanding and articulating pedagogies in teaching mathematics, reflecting on practice and the safe use of ICT resources in mathematics to engage students in learning;
  4. Examine and apply a range of pedagogical skills appropriate for teaching primary mathematics;
  5. Differentiate and explain the importance of mathematics and numeracy as well as conceptual and procedural knowledge and plan for the effective implementation of these aspects to meet the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, including students from Australian Indigenous communities.

Subject Content

  • Introduction to Mathematics
  • What is Mathematics
  • NSW Syllabus/ACARA Development
  • Mathematical Processes
  • Critical Numeracy
  • Models of Pedagogies and Theories

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Numeracy Test (25%)
  • Critical Reflection (45%)
  • Interview Analysis (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Hannon, K. (2021). Revealing Arithmetic: Math Concepts from a Biblical Worldview. New Leaf Publishing Group.
  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references