Mathematics in Early Childhood (EDMT5551)


This unit of study assists students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the development of children's constructions of mathematical concepts and processes at the early childhood level. It provides students with the ability to help young children gain a beginning understanding and knowledge of mathematics and a beginning awareness of the ever-changing technological environment in which we live. Students will explore issues of assessing children's learning needs and identifying children at risk of underachieving in mathematical understanding and skill. Students will be required to plan developmentally appropriate learning experiences that effectively employ a range of pedagogies and resources (including digital technologies) to enhance children's mathematical thinking and communication.

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr/wk for 12 wks


1500wd critical analysis (40%) and 1800wd analysis of teaching resource (50%) and presentation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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.