Quality experiences and effective learning and teaching interactions are central to the development of children’s confident and purposeful use of Mathematical knowledge and skills in a wide range of situations. In this unit, you will develop knowledge of evidence-based pedagogical approaches that enhance the conceptual understanding and numerate thinking of children in early years and primary school settings. You will apply this knowledge to the analysis and evaluation of resources and teaching practices and devise modifications or improvements that enhance their impact on children’s proficiency in Mathematics. Special emphasis is given to the progression from concrete hands-on activities to symbolic and abstract representation of the four basic operations. In addition, this unit will provide opportunities for you to extend and refine your own Mathematical knowledge and confidence and reflect on your professional learning needs in relation to the effective teaching of Mathematics in early childhood education and care, and primary school settings.
|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 Postgraduate 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||50%|
|2. Online Test||50%|
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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.73% 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 demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of:
1.2 Understand how students learn
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2 Content selection and organisation
2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
5.1 Assess student learning
6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|2 - Online Test||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|