EDMA360 - Mathematics: Learning and Teaching 2
Prerequisites EDMA262 Mathematics: Learning and Teaching 1
This unit is designed to provide pre-service teachers with depth in understanding the underlying principles and concepts that enable teachers to critically evaluate strategies in planning, implementing, monitoring and assessing learning experiences for students in early childhood and primary mathematics (three to twelve years). Pre-service teachers will develop and implement a culturally aware and responsive curriculum and pedagogy that demonstrates concern for justice and the dignity of all. Promoting pre-service teacher critical thinking and judgement, this unit will explore theories of children's mathematical learning, as well as, reported research into mathematics education issues and their implications for learning and teaching. The structure and content of early years frameworks and primary education mathematics curriculum will be critically reviewed with reference to relevant national, state or territory documents, with particular emphasis on rational number, algebra, and statistics and probability. This unit will promote cognitive skills to analyse, consolidate and synthesise a range of different learning activities and teaching approaches. A range of formal and informal assessment strategies will be examined with an emphasis on using student data to inform and differentiate learning and teaching: report on student achievement and meet professional accountability requirements.