Course Title: Teaching Measurement, Geometry, Chance and Data

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teaching Measurement, Geometry, Chance and Data

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2479

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

TCHE2499

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Seah

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6632

Course Coordinator Email: rebecca.seah@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of Year 1 Numeracy (TCHE2458 or TCHE2494)


Course Description

In this course you will focus on a problem-based, ‘hands on’ approach to the teaching of Measurement, Data, Chance and Space in the primary school. The content of this course builds on the key ideas and strategies explored in Introduction to School Mathematics and Numeracy and you will investigate the links between theory and practice, and relevant aspects of the AUSVELS. A strong emphasis will be placed on developing a deep understanding of the concepts, skills, and strategies needed to support further learning in these areas and create effective learning environments for all students. You will explore and evaluate teaching practices that incorporate appropriate materials, models, language, tools, representations and activities which connect to the world of the learner and encourage students to work mathematically.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Your learning in this course is focused on development of the following program level capabilities.

  • Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on educational policy and practice in both local and international contexts.


At the conclusion of this course you will be assessed on the following learning outcomes:

  • Explain and apply key concepts, skills and strategies involved in the teaching and learning of Measurement, Chance, Data and Space in the primary school
  • Discuss and review the importance of rich conceptual knowledge as the foundation for further studies in mathematics
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate effective mathematics learning situations to address a range of learning needs
  • Promote the negotiation of meaning and support the development of students’ problem solving and thinking skills in relation to Measurement, Chance, Data and Space
  • Select and implement a variety of appropriate resources for the teaching of mathematics.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, written report, resource portfolio, lesson plans, curriculum design).

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf  summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc