Mathematics in Early Childhood (EDEC3003)


This unit of study supports students' developing knowledge, skills and understanding of the cognitive development of infants, toddlers and young children and in particular the way understandings about number, patterns, measurement, spatial awareness and other mathematical concepts are supported in the early childhood context. The unit provides students with the ability to help young children gain a beginning understanding and knowledge of ordering, seriation, temporal and numerical order, ordinal number, classification, and one to one correspondence leading to the relationship between logical concepts and mathematics.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1-hr seminar/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 12 wks


1500wd critical reflection (25%) and 2000wd report (30%) and 1500wd analysis with presentation (45%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


90 credit points including EDEC2002

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.