Mathematics and Numeracy (EDUP1003)


The aim of this unit is to assist students to develop a more holistic understanding and appreciation of mathematics and numeracy, and of themselves as learners of mathematics through exploration of mathematical systems, patterns, relationships and reasoning. Through practical and collaborative workshops designed to cater for a range of learning styles, students will develop deeper understandings of fundamental mathematical concepts and processes. This unit content is situated in historical and cultural contexts, including indigenous and non-English speaking perspectives so as to promote an appreciation for the origins, evolution and purposes of mathematics. Students will reflect upon the meanings and roles of numeracy in their own lives and in modern society, including educational contexts.

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Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks


2500wd portfolio of tasks (30%) and 500wd reflective report (15%) and oral presentation (30%) and 1500wd poster (25%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


18 credits points including EDUP1002 and EDUP1004

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.