EDMA262 - Mathematics: Learning and Teaching 1
Prerequisite: EDMA163 Exploring Mathematics 1
Teaching Organisation: Nil
This unit is designed to provide an introduction to early childhood (prior to school) and primary mathematics education by investigating current directions in research and state and national documents. The unit will introduce theories of learning mathematics and effective teaching and learning in the contexts of Whole Number, Measurement and Geometry.
Emphasis will be placed on an approach to learning and teaching mathematics that is respectful of each child’s background and culture. The role of manipulatives, technology, language and mental processes in children’s developing concepts, understandings and skills will also be a focus, alongside the role of assessment interviews in identifying children’s current mathematical understanding. The use of this information to inform teaching, and develop positive attitudes to mathematics will be studied.