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EMAT198 Essential Mathematics for Teaching

Provides positive learning experiences for students who have experienced difficulties, or lack confidence in mathematics, through a teaching and learning approach which reflects the philosophy of the mathematics curriculum.

The content of the paper will reflect the level of mathematics required to be an effective teacher up to year 8:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability

Paper title Essential Mathematics for Teaching
Paper code EMAT198
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $677.88
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,987.50

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Limited to
BEdSt, BTchg, GradDipTchg
Contact
Dr Chris Linsell, chris.linsell@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator:Dr Chris Linsell (Dunedin)
Other staff: Jill Paris (Southland)
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught on the Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.
Textbooks
Required Texts: None, but you will need to bring a laptop or tablet to class with you as most work will be internet-based.

Recommended Texts:
  • Barton, D. (1999). Alpha mathematics. Auckland, New Zealand: Longman.
  • Barton, D. (1998). Beta mathematics. Auckland, New Zealand: Longman.
  • 10 Ticks (2010). Licensed to University of Otago College of Education.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the key skills, knowledge and vocabulary associated with mathematics;
  2. Use a range of mental strategies to solve number problems;
  3. Identify and extract mathematics from a variety of contexts; and,
  4. Use a problem solving/investigative approach to mathematics.
Paper Structure
The content of the course will reflect the level of mathematics required to be an effective teacher up to year 8:
  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Other

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 14:00-16:50 10, 12-14, 19, 22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 9-15, 18-19, 22
Friday 09:00-10:50 9-14, 17-19, 22
A2 Monday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 18-19, 22
Wednesday 15:00-16:50 9-14, 17-19, 22
A3 Thursday 11:00-12:50 9-15, 18-19, 22
Friday 09:00-10:50 9-14, 17-19, 22

First Semester

Location
Invercargill
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Other

Provides positive learning experiences for students who have experienced difficulties, or lack confidence in mathematics, through a teaching and learning approach which reflects the philosophy of the mathematics curriculum.

The content of the paper will reflect the level of mathematics required to be an effective teacher up to year 8:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability

Paper title Essential Mathematics for Teaching
Paper code EMAT198
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Limited to
BEdSt, BTchg, GradDipTchg
Contact
Dr Chris Linsell, chris.linsell@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator:Dr Chris Linsell (Dunedin)
Other staff: Jill Paris (Southland)
Paper Structure
The content of the course will reflect the level of mathematics required to be an effective teacher up to year 8:
  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught on the Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.
Textbooks
Required Texts: None, but you will need to bring a laptop or tablet to class with you as most work will be internet-based.

Recommended Texts:
  • Barton, D. (1999). Alpha mathematics. Auckland, New Zealand: Longman.
  • Barton, D. (1998). Beta mathematics. Auckland, New Zealand: Longman.
  • 10 Ticks (2010). Licensed to University of Otago College of Education.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the key skills, knowledge and vocabulary associated with mathematics;
  2. Use a range of mental strategies to solve number problems;
  3. Identify and extract mathematics from a variety of contexts; and,
  4. Use a problem solving/investigative approach to mathematics.

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Other

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 15-16, 19, 22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 15-19, 22
Friday 09:00-10:50 9-12, 15-19, 22
A2 Monday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-19, 22
Wednesday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-19, 22
A3 Thursday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 15-19, 22
Friday 09:00-10:50 9-12, 15-19, 22

First Semester

Location
Invercargill
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Other