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EDUP2035: Teaching Primary Mathematics 2

2024 unit information

In this second unit of study in Mathematics pedagogy and curriculum, students will explore children's development of number sense and understandings of number operations (up to the end of Stage 2 of the curriculum). In practical workshops, students will gain experience in the use of a variety of representations of number and of age-appropriate and inclusive pedagogies for young children. Students will learn the technique of diagnostic interview and develop assessment-based teaching plans. The mathematics content focus is numeration, operations and algebraic thinking.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:


Code EDUP2035
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
36cp of 1000-level EDUP units
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate familiarity with current educational theory and research (including the role of motivation and engagement in learning) as they relate to the teaching and learning of mathematics.
  • LO2. Explore a child’s understanding of early number through informal assessment, and specifically by undertaking a diagnostic interview and analysing the results using a developmental learning framework.
  • LO3. Design learning experiences based on the results of an assessment of a child and using knowledge of the NSW syllabus and support documents.
  • LO4. Discuss research-based knowledge of inclusive pedagogies associated with the teaching of mathematics, including strategies to address the learning needs of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, cultural and linguistic diversity of students, and students with disability.
  • LO5. Critically reflect on emerging beliefs about how to teach mathematics, particularly regarding interpretations of student ‘abilities’.
  • LO6. Reflect on the appropriate use of digital technologies to enhance a child's mathematical thinking.
  • LO7. Demonstrate increased content knowledge of mathematics, pertaining to number properties, numeration systems and algebraic thinking, and pedagogical content knowledge for early number concepts.

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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