Course Title: Developing a sense of number

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Developing a sense of number

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2489

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

TCHE2489

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Workplace

Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

TCHE2510

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

TCHE2510

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dianne Siemon & Angela Rogers

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7916 & +61 3 9925 9459

Course Coordinator Email: dianne.siemon@rmit.edu.au & angela.rogers@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced requisite: Course ID 049044 Introduction to Mathematics & Numeracy. Course code: TCHE2458 or TCHE2494   Note: It is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite courses before enrolling in a course. The RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=twx09y07zi1c 


Course Description

In this course you will focus on a conceptually-rich, strategy-driven approach to the teaching and learning of Number in primary schools. You will be introduced more formally to the links between theory and practice, and relevant aspects of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and the Victorian Curriculum F-10. You will develop your knowledge of concepts, skills and strategies needed to recognise and respond effectively to student number related learning needs.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:   - Engage with diverse learners in a range of educational contexts in order to develop skills and knowledge for flexible and adaptable participation in professional communities of practice.   - Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.    - Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse educational contexts.   - Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.   - Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development.


Course Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:   1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the key concepts, skills and strategies involved in the teaching and learning of Number in primary schools   2. Use a range of assessment tools to identify student learning needs in the relation to the big ideas in Number, observe and interpret students’ mathematical behaviour, and plan effective learning activities to meet those needs   3. Plan, implement, and evaluate effective mathematics learning experiences that promote the negotiation of meaning and support the development of problem solving, mathematical reasoning, conceptual understanding and procedural fluency in relation to Number   4. Demonstrate an awareness of current curriculum and appropriate contemporary resources including the use of technologies in designing effective mathematics learning experiences.


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. 

Students are expected to attend all classes, read the prescribed text (PT) as recommended, actively seek additional resources, participate in class and/or school-based activities as required, seek and respond to feedback, take notes, complete worksheets, engage in peer group discussions, critically reflect on their experiences in relation this course, and complete assessment tasks in accordance with the published guidelines.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.   Your prescribed text is: Siemon, D., Beswick, K., Brady, K., Clark, J., Faragher, R. & Warren, E. (2015). Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle Years, Second Edition. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.   The University Library has extensive resources for teacher education students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies - Education Library Guides The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.    Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.   Assessment may include: Assessment Task 1: Personal Knowledge and Confidence Audit (20%), CLO 6 Assessment Task 2: Mini Written Test (10%): understanding of the key number ideas and strategies, CLO 3 Assessment Task 3: Targeted Teaching Report (30%) Assess student Number needs and plan targeted teaching response CLO4, CLO5, CLO6 Assessment Task 4: A Written Test on Numeration and Operations (40%):   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 Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online. Information on assessment can be found at:  www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams