This is the first unit of study in Mathematics Education and students will be introduced to key issues associated with how children acquire early mathematical concepts, processes and knowledge. The Numeracy Continuum (Aspects 1 and 2) will be a major focus of content for this unit of study. As part of this study students will be required to assess a child from the K-2 grades using an interview schedule and to use the results to plan activities that demonstrate knowledge of worthwhile mathematical tasks.
1x1-hr lecture/wk for 11wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 11wks
5x 300wd reading reflections (40%) and 2500wd assessment report (60%).
66 credit points including EDUP2002 and EDUP2004 and EDUP2006 and EDUP2007