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Mathematics and Learning Difficulties (7149.5)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education




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    This unit addresses teaching mathematics to children who experience learning difficulties. The unit focuses on the following theoretical issues as they relate to children with mathematical learning difficulties: causes of mathematical learning difficulties; implications of constructivist and representational theories for planning instruction and principles of assessment and intervention related to the teaching of the curriculum in mathematics. In general, the emphasis will be given to the needs of children with moderate learning difficulties in mathematics.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. The satisfactory completion of this unit will enable the students to assess a child in relation to mathematics over a number of dimensions; evaluate a child's mathematical reasoning; plan and carry out appropriate corrective instruction; demonstrate an understanding of basic mathematical concepts in a variety of situations, and with a range of different representations.

    Contact Hours

    Three hours a week.



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