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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr W T Seah (Peninsula); Dr T Barkatsas (Gippsland)


This unit further develops knowledge, skills and attitudes about teaching and learning in primary school in the key learning area of mathematics. Topics include further study of the number strand with a focus on fractions and decimals, chance and data, and space. Focus will be given to the teaching of problem solving and a range of classroom teaching models and assessment strategies will be explored.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • identify key aspects in children's development of concepts and skills related to fractions and decimals, chance and data and space;
  • have developed techniques that link mathematics to practical applications using a problem solving approach as well as computer technology;
  • be confident about planning and managing a range of learning activities which develop children's mathematical understanding and be able to use a variety of assessment techniques to evaluate student learning in mathematics;
  • be able to analyse and discuss a range of issues in primary mathematics education.


Assessment: Assignment (2000 words): 50%; Teaching and assessment sequence based on a chosen topic (2000 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Tasos Barkatsas

Contact hours

3 hours per week