MTHED10018A (HAM)
Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics for Educators
15 Points
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Judith Mills
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Paper Description
Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Mathematics for Primary Teachers.
Context:
This paper is based on the premise that mathematics is a social endeavor evident every day in the world around us, and that we learn mathematics by listening and sharing ideas with others. It explores the idea that mathematics is taught to the learner through conceptual understanding rather than by rote, or through procedural means. The paper provides a foundation for the compulsory papers taught in the first and second years of the teacher education programme.
Paper Structure
There are 3 modules in this paper. These are:
Module 1: What is conceptual understanding of mathematics?
Module 2: Connecting mathematics and everyday life
Module 3: Effective pedagogy in the mathematics classroom
This paper provides opportunities for students to develop the skills, attributes, and knowledge related to the University of Waikato, Faculty of Education, BTchg graduate profile and the academic rationale and goals for its teacher education programmes, particularly those that relate to the purposes, principles, practices and issues of mathematics education. Students completing this paper also develop their professional knowledge, practice, values and relationships as outlined in the Graduating Teacher Standards: Aotearoa New Zealand.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessment
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
Paper readings are available from Waikato Print. You must be fully enrolled to be able to purchase your required readings.
Recommended Readings
Large, T. (2006). The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary ofMaths. London: Usborne.
This can be bought from Bennetts Bookshop on campus (limited quantities available).
Other Resources
Recommended websites/ He pae tukutukupai
Online Support
All power points will entered into EdLinked
Any extra material will be entered into EdLinked
All communication will be via emails
Workload
Weekly requirements:
4 hours tutorials
46 hours related to course readings; preparation for inclass tasks and assessments; research for, and writing of, assignments.
Linkages to Other Papers
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: MSTE112