Lectures: you should attend or listen to one hour of lectures each week.
Tutorials: you should attend all three of the compulsory on-campus days.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
The required text for this unit is the smart book option of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach Bennett, Burton, Nelson and Ediger, 10th edition.
The text is also available as an ebook or as a hardback, but we will be utilizing the smart book resources. Past students have found this textbook very useful and have also said they believe they will continue to use it as they begin their teaching careers.
In addition the following are some good modern websites with material for “Mathematical Outreach”. Some of the material is suitable for primary level, other secondary; but all is good for general interest in mathematics and its varied uses:
There are other resources which may be of use in your later Primary teaching. The Mathematics Department in no way endorses these products, but merely informs you of their existence.
The Numeracy Centre (Room E7B G.088) offers free drop in help to students enrolled in first year courses with a math component. This help is available for students who are studying MATH106. See the Centre's website for further information http:/www.maths.mq.edu.au/numeracy.html
Mathematics Student Support
The Mathematics department has a student support officer. His name is Garry Lawson and he can be contacted via email (email@example.com). He is very happy to talk to students especially if they are having any difficulties that may be impacting on their ability to complete this unit.
Technology Used and Required
Students are expected to have access to an internet enabled computer with a web browser and Adobe Reader software. Several areas of the university provide wireless access for portable computers. There are computers for student use in the Library and the C5C labs.
Difficulties with your home computer or internet connection do not constitute a reasonable excuse for lateness of, or failure to submit, assessment tasks.