Mathematics Education

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Basic mathematics isn’t just a subject: it’s a life skill. And for primary school students, the maths learnt in the first stage of their education can have a serious impact on the maths learnt later on in high school.

So if you’re a primary school teacher who wants to build a solid mathematics foundation for your students, this online Mathematics Education unit is ideal.

Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, the unit addresses the proficiency strands of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, and trains teachers to deliver engaging and effective mathematics lessons for classrooms of today.

Through subjects such as teaching philosophies, data handling and reviewing plans and programs, teachers will walk away from this unit as better mathematics educators.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

Areas of study

In this education unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Effective teaching of mathematics through a constructivist approach
  • Australian curriculum proficiencies – exploring issues related to the teaching of reasoning and problem solving
  • Connecting mathematical understanding through the 'big ideas' of mathematics
  • Effective assessment – diagnostic assessment, everyday assessment, interviewing
  • Data handling and the PCAI process
  • Probability – exploring the three types and linking it to data handling, problem solving and reasoning
  • Diversity in the mathematics classroom
  • Teaching mathematics to Indigenous children
  • Computational choices – What do children need to know to be able to make effective choices?
  • Using textbooks and other sources to support mathematics learning
  • Game playing
  • Sharing of portfolios

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit is an important program for primary school teachers who are not familiar with the current Australian curriculum for mathematics.

Once you complete the unit you will be able to:

  • Create lesson plans and sequences that address the Proficiency Strands of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics
  • Adapt teaching strategies to create learning experiences that address the diverse needs and skill level of students
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the mathematics curriculum as taught in Western Australia, nationally and internationally
  • Engage in informed and reasoned debates regarding the issues and ideas raised in mathematics education

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Mathematics Education from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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