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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

    About this paper

    Paper title Essential Mathematics for Teaching
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.125
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $760.00
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
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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.

    Access to 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.


    Not offered in 2023

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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