Develop your mathematical teaching skills with The Numerate Educator unit offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia. The first in a series of maths education units, The Numerate Educator focuses on fostering your maths content knowledge and personal numeracy.
You’ll learn how to approach numeracy teaching strategies with confidence. This unit will address any anxieties students may have towards mathematics and its teaching.
Become familiar with mathematical language and learn how to communicate with words, pictures and symbols. You’ll also cover basic statistics, national test data and interpreting research and government documents.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
Areas of study
In this mathematics unit, the topics you will study include:
Personal mathematics competency
Extended personal use of mathematics
NAPLAN: what is it and what does it mean
Personal numeracy and use of mathematics
Numeracy in the real world
Technologies and mathematics
The Australian curriculum: mathematics
Mathematical language and terminology
Mathematics of the human body
Mathematics – a history
Exploring mathematics and using it to communicate
Open forum discussion and the review of the unit outcomes
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Bachelor of Education (Primary), Curtin University
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Curtin University
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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The Numerate Educator is a beneficial addition to any teacher’s repertoire. With a focus on equipping students with the competencies and tools needed to understand and teach mathematics, this unit will strengthen your personal numeracy skills and mathematical content knowledge.
You will finish this unit with the skills to critique and interpret student test results, and be able to then communicate these results to parents and education stakeholders.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in The Numerate Educator 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 may be 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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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).
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