IME4416: Topics in Numbers
This course provides the foundational understanding of arithmetic topics which form a major portion of the primary mathematics curriculum. Problem solving processes will be introduced and re-visited in the different topics, which include historical evolution of number concepts; development of place value systems; classification of extended number systems; elementary number theory.
IME4417: Topics in Geometry & Measurement
This course aims to equip the primary mathematics teacher with a deeper understanding of geometry and measurement topics in the primary mathematics curriculum. Topics include the historical evolution of the concept of measurement in two and three dimensions; the foundational concepts of congruence and similarity; modern approaches to geometry based on symmetry and transformations and their implications for classroom teaching.
IME4409: Mathematical Processes in Numbers
This course will focus on different ways to foster mathematical processes in primary mathematics classrooms, according to the Singapore mathematics curriculum framework, for Numbers, including Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals and Percent. The use of mathematical tasks to develop mathematical thinking and reasoning will also be discussed.
IME4410: Mathematical Processes in Data Handling
This course deepens teachers’ mathematics pedagogical content knowledge about the teaching and learning of data handling. Various forms of data collection, organisation, representation and interpretation will be discussed. How children make sense of data will be focused upon to help them draw connections between school mathematics and the real-world.
IME4404: School-Based Curriculum Development in Mathematics
This course introduces the participants to both the components and the processes of curriculum development in mathematics. Participants will apply the knowledge to school-based mathematics curriculum development, and discussed it in relation to the Singapore mathematics curriculum.
IME4411: Mathematical Processes in Algebra
This course will explore different ways to foster mathematical processes according to the Singapore mathematics curriculum framework in the teaching of basic algebraic reasoning and the introduction of formal algebra.
IME4412: Mathematical Processes in Geometry
The course aims to increase teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge for the teaching of Geometry. Different ways to foster mathematical processes according to the Singapore mathematics curriculum framework, the diagnosis of learning difficulties and misconceptions and how to help students enhance their spatial visualisation will be covered. Course topics include various teaching strategies and approaches, including the use of technology, word problems, pupils’ thinking, their errors and misconceptions and remedial instructions.
IME4413: Mathematical Processes in Measurement
The course aims to increase teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge for the teaching of Measurement. Different ways to foster mathematical processes according to the Singapore mathematics curriculum framework, the diagnosis of learning difficulties and misconceptions and how to help students make sense of measurement will be covered. Course topics include fundamental ideas in measurement, various teaching strategies and approaches incorporating the use of technology, word problems, pupils’ thinking, their errors and misconceptions and remedial instructions.
IME4414: Mathematical Processes in Ratio, Rate & Speed
This course focuses mathematical processes according to the Singapore mathematics curriculum framework in the teaching and learning of ratio, rate and speed. It deepens teachers’ mathematics pedagogical content knowledge in the topics.
IME4418: School-Based Assessment Practices in Mathematics
This course advances teachers’ assessment literacy beyond knowledge-comprehension- practice phase of initial teacher preparation into the application-analysis phase. Within a broader framework of curriculum-instruction-assessment, it builds upon teachers’ existing knowledge of assessment strategies in primary mathematics to plan school-based, level-wide assessment programmes for teaching and learning purposes.
IME4415: Professional Portfolio
Teachers on the part-time pathway in the Advanced Diploma in Primary Mathematics Education programme will have to prepare a professional portfolio that demonstrates theory-practice nexus from what they have learnt from the 10 courses in the programme.