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|
|Points||15 points 15 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$719.38|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,295.63|
- Limited to
- BEdSt, BTchg, GradDipTchg
- Dr Chris Linsell, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Chris Linsell (Dunedin)
Other staff: To be confirmed
- 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 most work will be internet-based.
- 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.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of the key skills, knowledge and vocabulary associated with mathematics;
- Use a range of mental strategies to solve number problems;
- Identify and extract mathematics from a variety of contexts; and,
- Use a problem solving/investigative approach to mathematics.