Details for Primary Mathematics 1
This course aims to prepare Teacher Education Students (TES) to effectively teach mathematics and numeracy in primary schools.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: CRS208
- Credit points: 10
- Subject coordinator: Philip Fitzsimmons
The following courses are prerequisites:
- EDU101—Foundations in Christian Learning and Teaching or 40 credit points
Awards offering Primary Mathematics 1
This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:
- Associate Degree in Education Studies
- Bachelor of Arts (Education Studies)
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
- Bachelor of Education (Primary)
- Diploma of Arts
- Diploma of Education Studies
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.
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- Examine and apply a range of pedagogical skills appropriate for teaching primary mathematics;
- 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.
- 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)
- Numeracy Test (25%)
- Critical Reflection (45%)
- Interview Analysis (30%)
- 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