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Offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia, the online education unit Mathematics for the Early Years equips students to teach mathematics to primary school students in an effective, engaging way.
Students learn to integrate mathematics into everyday teaching, and gain knowledge of specific mathematics content areas – number, algebra, geometry, measurement and statistics and probability – in order to build relevant class curricula.
Students also learn an introduction to social constructivist learning of mathematics and social cultural theory of learning, as well as how to apply these to early childhood learning environments.
Overall, you will focus on the relationship between young children’s existing knowledge of mathematics, the new knowledge they require in order to learn mathematics properly, and the role of the educator in developing children’s mathematical understanding.
To be eligible for this unit, you must have successful completed the following unit:
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
In this Mathematics for the Early Years unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
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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Students gain skills that are directly applicable to teaching mathematics to primary school children.
This unit covers conceptual knowledge, including understanding the role of the educator in developing children's mathematical abilities, and the application of academic theories to the classroom environment.
You will learn to analyse educational documents and policies, relating their findings to the learning of mathematical concepts and language by young students. Moreover, you will learn to delve into specific mathematics content areas across number and algebra, geometry and measurement, statistics and probability, using these to design assessments and a set of mathematical learning sequence plans.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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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