EDCU20037 - Numeracy Learning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Effective numeracy instruction is central to primary school students' learning in Mathematics and all other areas of the school curriculum. This unit aims to develop skills in mathematical problem solving, modeling mathematical knowledge and personal numeracy competency skills. The student should be able to identify and select teaching and learning strategies that respond to the required Australian standards. Students are provided with concrete hands-on activities that should lead to the development of symbolic and abstract concepts. Special emphasis is also given to the four basic mathematical operations and how these are best understood by learners in primary school learning contexts including the assessment and reporting procedures specific to numeracy practices.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite EDCU20036 Literacy Learning

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

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.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Moodle evaluation
Feedback
Interactive lectures
Recommendation
Maintain the use of breakout rooms and explore further opportunities for interactive group learning.
Action Taken
Breakout rooms were utilised in Zoom tutorials on a regular basis.
Source: Moodle evaluation
Feedback
Textbook
Recommendation
Maintain textbook or source similar.
Action Taken
Textbook was retained
Source: Moodle evaluation
Feedback
Assessment feedback
Recommendation
Feedback specifically focuses on how to improve.
Action Taken
Feedback provides explicit instruction for how to improve.
Source: Student Unit and Teacher Evaluation Survey
Feedback
Textbook
Recommendation
Update Moodle materials to include page numbers for latest edition of textbook.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teacher Evaluation Survey
Feedback
Quiz questions
Recommendation
Align weekly content to quiz questions and supply worked solutions to questions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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