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EMAT198 Essential Mathematics for Teaching

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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) $739.63
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Contact

Course co-ordinator: Andréa Knowles, andrea.knowles@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Andrea Knowles (Dunedin)
Julie Mynes (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 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

Access to www.hotmaths.com/au will be provided.

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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Timetable

Semester 2

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

Tutorial

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

Semester 2

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

Workshop

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