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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 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $760.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Course co-ordinator: Mustafa Asil

Teaching staff

Mustafa Asil (Dunedin)

Lauren Wilson (Southland)

Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught on the Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.

Required Texts: None, but you will need to bring a laptop or tablet to class with you as some work will be internet-based.

Recommended Texts:

  • Barton, D. (2017). Alpha mathematics (3e). Auckland, New Zealand: Longman.
  • Barton, D. (2019). Beta mathematics (3e). Auckland, New Zealand: Longman.
  • 10 Ticks (2010). Licensed to University of Otago College of Education.

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  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.
  4. Use a problem solving/investigative approach to mathematics.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-38
A2 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-38

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41