Mathematics Education 1 (6735.5)
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|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomes1. Develop teaching techniques and strategies for achieving the aims and objectives of a mathematics curriculum
2. Plan and engage in activities which will promote the confident application of learning skills to practical situations in the teaching of mathematics
3. Prepare materials appropriate for a specified age group of children in number, space, measurement, chance and data, mathematical inquiry and mathematical modelling
4. Report on the latest findings and developments in the field
5. Access and use technology for the teaching of mathematics
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1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesEnrolment in Graduate Entry courses or Reconstructing Mathematical Understanding.
Assumed knowledgeYear 12 Mathematics.
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Reys, R.E., Lindquist, M. M, Lambdin, D.V., Nancy L. Smith, Rogers, A., (2012). Helping Children Learn Mathematics First Australian Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Australia.
Access to the Australian Curriculum - Mathematics is essential. An online version is available. Either laptops or hard copies should be brought to tutorials.
Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), 2009 The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.
Other useful documents are:
Board of Studies NSW, 2002. Mathematics K-6 Syllabus. http://k6.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/files/maths/k6_maths_syl.pdf
Bobis J., Mulligan J., Lowrie T., (2009) Mathematics for Children: Challenging Children to Think Mathematically 3rd Edition, Pearson, Australia.
Booker G., Bond D., Sparrow L., Swan P., (2010) Teaching Primary Mathematics 4th Edition, Pearson, Australia.
Van de Walle J., Karp K., Bay Williams J., (2010) Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally 7thEdition, Allyn and Bacon/Merrill Education
Other readings may be listed for some weeks and will be accessed via e-reserve. Students will be notified of these readings via the unit Moodle site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late submission of assignments
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in the assignment not being marked and zero being recorded for that particular assignment. In extenuating circumstances a late submission may be considered upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Extensions: Extensions must be applied for before the due date.
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Documentary evidence will be expected for an extension to be granted.
It should be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
Responsibility for understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the Unit Convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore, the quality of your assessment reponses. Lack of attendance or participation in class and online may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment itmes.
Required IT skills
This unit requires basic IT skills, which are required for all units here at the University of Canberra. Students should be comfortable searching the library's database and reading academic articles online, as well as browsing the internet and being able to determine credible websites. All assessment for this unit is submitted online, so an understanding of this procedure will also be needed.
Work placement, internships or practicums