MTHED100-21A (NET)

Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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Paper Description

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This paper provides an introduction to key conceptual understandings in mathematics and the significance of mathematics in 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 paper should be able to:

  • 1. Demonstrate conceptual understanding of relevant mathematical content knowledge
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  • 2. Portray understanding of the role that mathematics plays in our everyday life
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  • 3. Express their views about the nature of mathematics
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  • 4. Explain the significance of teaching and learning mathematics with understanding
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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 content knowledge in subtraction and multiplication 1, 4
2recognize mathematics in many situations in everyday life 1, 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
29 Mar 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2: Part A
5 May 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 2: Part B
28 May 2021
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
4. Assignment 3: Completed
31 May 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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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 EdLinked

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All communication will be via emails

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Workload

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Weekly requirements:

The equivalent of two 2-hour workshops. Plus an additional 4-6 hours related to course readings; preparation for workshop tasks and assessments; research for, and writing of, assignments.

Weekly participation to on-line forum discussions.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MSTE112

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