EMM419 Mathematics for Primary Teachers (0)

This subject is designed to enable graduate entry primary teacher education students to be confident and competent teachers of primary school mathematics, pass LANTITE and comply with the NESA course accreditation requirements. To achieve a satisfactory grade in this subject students must complete a minimum of 90 hours of approved study in mathematics across the three content areas in the NSW Mathematics K-10 syllabus: Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry & Statistics & Probability.

CSU Studylink offers a flexible suite of short enabling subjects (that include topics in Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry & Statistics & Probability) that support students in gaining knowledge, skills and confidence in numeracy and the content areas, including those in the NSW Mathematics K-10 syllabus.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMM419. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to successfully apply mathematical knowledge and problem-solving processes across a wide range of topic areas to solve appropriate real-world problems;
  • be able to communicate mathematical ideas and reasoning clearly and effectively using common mathematical symbolism, notation and conventions, and representations such as graphs and tables;
  • be able to identify, interpret, evaluate, communicate and represent the mathematical information embedded in a situation;
  • be able to utilise mathematical information such as graphs, statistics and data, including planning, gathering, organising, applying data to solve problems, and communicating results through the selection of appropriate representations;
  • be able to complete a range of arithmetic and mathematical operations and transformations involving various shapes and their measurement, basic geometry, systems and units of measurement; and
  • be able to use problem solving, mathematical reasoning, conceptual understanding and procedural fluency in relation to calculations involving number and in basic algebraic manipulations.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Mathematics content in Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry & Statistics & Probability

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMM419 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Sss071 maths skills 1
Sss068 prep for teaching maths 1
Sss069 prep for teaching maths 2
Sss070 prep for teaching maths 3

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.