MTHED100-20A (HAM)

Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics

15 Points

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Division of Education
Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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: janene.harris@waikato.ac.nz
: christine.stewart@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper provides an introduction to key conceptual understandings in mathematics and connects mathematics with everyday life.

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Paper Structure

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This is a 100 level paper. The expected time commitment over 12 weeks is 150 hours.

The paper is based around appreciating the significance of conceptual understanding of mathematics, and the relationship between mathematics and everyday life,

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 1. Develop conceptual understanding of relevant mathematical content knowledge
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  • 2. Demonstrate understanding of the role that mathematics plays in our everyday life
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  • 3. Develop their views about the nature of mathematics
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  • 4. Reflect on the teaching and learning of mathematics
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Assessment

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Assessment Links to Learning Outcomes

AssessmentsNature of the assessment.Learning outcomes
1 demonstrate conceptual understanding of problem solving 1, 4
2recognizing mathematics in many situations in everyday life 2, 3
3demonstrate conceptual understanding of problem solving in number1, 4
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
1 Apr 2020
3:00 PM
30
  • Hand-in: In Workshop
2. Assignment 2: Part A
6 May 2020
3:00 PM
30
  • In Class: In Workshop
3. Assignment 2: Part B
20 May 2020
11:00 AM
10
  • In Class: In Workshop
4. Assignment 3
5 Jun 2020
3:00 PM
30
  • In Class: In Workshop
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Paper readings are available on line, or in hard copy from Waikato Print.

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Online Support

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All power points will entered into Moodle

Any extra material will be entered into Moodle

All communication will be via emails or Moodle

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Workload

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Weekly requirements:

two 2-hour workshops

4-6 hours related to course readings; preparation for in-class tasks and assessments; research for, and writing of, assignments.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MSTE112

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