Teaching for Mathematical Proficiency focuses on the development of professional knowledge that supports the teaching of Mathematics in primary schools in this unit. You will explore Mathematics content and experiment with pedagogical approaches for teaching mathematical reasoning and understanding. You will be introduced to mathematics content that recognises your own disposition towards mathematics and how your students may find learning mathematics difficult. You will evaluate ICTs and other resources, learning processes and teaching strategies on the development of mathematical proficiency. You will be introduced to the rationale, organisation and content of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and design plans for learning and teaching mathematical concepts and skills appropriate for specific year levels in the primary school. You will explain and justify approaches to promoting numeracy development through reference to authoritative sources and identify strategies for informing and involving parents and carers in the educative process. You will demonstrate effective pedagogy in Mathematics through role play of examples of classroom practice including the use of ICTs to support mathematical understanding. You will be introduced to the socioconstructivist approach to teaching mathematics through problem solving and inquiry based learning. you will be encouraged to facilitate your students' mathematical thinking.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||45%|
|2. Reflective Practice Assignment||45%|
|3. Peer assessment||10%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.98% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:
1.2 Understand how students learn
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies
2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
3.7 Engage parents/carers in the educative process
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
7.3 Engage with the parents/carers
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Peer assessment||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|