EDUC258 LECTURE 1 WEEK 6
Why are fractions and decimals difficult?
Complexity in real world situations
Fractions treated as separate whole numbers
Decimals not seen as extension of base 10 system
Use of symbolism/language inconsistent
(why doesntt 3/4
EDUC258 LECTURE 1 WEEK 4
Number Sense About flexibility in a way you can use numbers, seeing it fits
nicely to make it for efficient. To develop, you have to allow opportunities for
children to do mental work, only in doing and sharing strategies acros
EDUC258 LECTURE 2 WEEK 5
Conceptual development of multiplication and division
Mathematics relies on strong understanding of multiplication and division
e.g., base ten number system, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion,
functions, probability, lengt
EDUC258: Lecture 2 Week 2
Mathematical Development:
Children learn at different rates and in different ways Dont assume the
children are learning at the same paste and they learning and thinking the
same way. Diversity and challenge is a big thing we will
EDUC258 LECTURE 2 WEEK 4 Use mental strategies rather than written.
Approaches to Teaching and Learning: Addition and Subtraction
Base ten
Mental computation strategies for computations up to 3 digits If adding
and subtraction to 100, 27+31, you shoul
EDUC258 LECTURE 2 WEEK 6 (Learning About Rational Numbers)
Meanings of Fractions:
Fractions have many, very different meanings;
 Part size
 Measurement
 Division
 Relative size
 Ratio
 Rate
Fractions can be represented in many ways
Equivalence is
EDUC258 Lecture 2 Week 3 Promoting meaningful and early numeracy

Focus on numeracy: Got your facts and figures full, not influence by
media or rumours, etc. Need to know the facts and provide evidence. How
many times do we refer to numeracy?
Curriculum
EDUC258 LECTURE 1 WEEK 9
What is algebra?
Symbol manipulation
Functions and relations
Generalising patterns
Modelling
The current situation
Emphasis on procedures for symbol manipulation
Disconnected from other math knowledge & students world
Artif
LECTURE 1 WEEK 3
Key Questions:
What are the new opportunities that digital technologies offer
mathematics education?
What are the consequences?
How does technology impact on the development of mathematical
concepts and the way children represent and abs