EDCURRIC 714 - Exploring Mathematical Thinking

Course code
Exploring Mathematical Thinking
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Delivery modes
Weekly Lecture
Course director

Course description

Provides an opportunity for teachers to critique historical number systems as a way of illuminating theoretical issues, and informing their teaching practice, around learning number and place value concepts.

Course overview

Do you have an interest in the decimal place-value system? In this course you will critique a variety of ancient number systems as well as our modern place-value system to illuminate mathematical issues and their potential impact on learners. By the time you complete this course you will have developed a deeper understanding of our decimal place system, equipping you to notice the misconceptions presented by some children and respond to their learning needs appropriately in order to boost their academic outcomes.

To complete this course students must enrol in EDCURRIC 714 A and B.

Course Coordinators

Gail Ledger

Currently scheduled classes

2021 Epsom (Semester 2): Weekly lecture on Thursdays from 4:30 - 7:30pm

Take this course

This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:

Ministry of Education course subsidies

Primary and Intermediate teachers may be eligible for a Ministry of Education fees subsidy for this course. Click here for more information.

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