The purpose of this folio assessment is to produce a collection of information, resources and reflections based on the content and activities from weeks 7-11. This collection will help you develop your skills in designing and teaching early mathematics, and both informal and formal numeracy. This collection will require you to develop strategies to enable ICT to expand numeracy teaching, as well as consider appropriate and informed assessments of childrens performance. Through this collection you will show an understanding of mathematical concepts related to the Australian Curriculum.
ULO4 – Differentiate between formal and informal numeracy learning and mathematical thinking.
ULO5 – Design appropriate and informed assessments of children\’s performance in mathematics and numeracy.
ULO6 – Consider and develop a range of strategies to enable ICT to expand numeracy teaching.
ULO7 – Demonstrate a broad understanding of mathematical concepts related to the Australian Curriculum.
By gathering information into a folio, you are demonstrating an ability to identify, evaluate and transmit ideas about effective principles, policies and practices for developing early mathematics and numeracy within an early childhood and lower primary setting.
This assessment allows you to add a reflective dialogue and to track your reasons for including specific evidence. Your folio should not just be a collection of resources; if academic underpinning is not evident, then you will not pass this assessment. Utilise the expertise of your eLA to question whether the evidence you have chosen to include meets the assessment criteria. A Folio resource template is provided to explore each of the resources. Your folio will contain five pieces of evidence as detailed below:
Developing written maths in formal and informal settings
An activity/resource that extends early written maths skills.
An activity/resource that links specifically to one descriptor from Maths in the Australian Curriculum.
Approaches to planning
An example of a numeracy program of brief plans and ideas related to the Australian Curriculum.
Designing meaningful, purposeful activities
An activity/resource that utilises meaningful ICT to expand numeracy teaching and learning.
Assessing, anticipating, extending children\’s learning
An example of a resource/activity that assesses early maths behaviour and can extend children\’s learning and engagement with maths.
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