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MA-146-1 Mathematics 1: Basic Course (Grades 5-10)
The newly qualified teacher has knowledge
- Of key topics in mathematics at the upper primary and lower secondary level, such as the four basic arithmetic operations, fractions, percentages, algebra and solving equations;
- Of the standard number sets N, Z, Q and R, and arithmetic operations on these;
- Of mathematical language, such as the use of the equal sign and elementary algebra and is able to produce algebraic models and descriptions of polygonal numbers;
- Of central theories of learning and arrangements for varied and adapted teaching;
- Of theoretical concepts and the relationship between language, experience and concepts;
- Of mathematics as a school subject;
- About the historical development of numerical systems, and especially the story behind our numerical system;
- Of mathematics difficulties and affective aspects of mathematics.
The newly qualified teacher
- Masters elementary algebra and equation solving, and can use algebra and equations for modeling and reasoning;
- Can elaborate and reflect on the didactic aspects of central topics in mathematics at the upper primary and lower secondary levels;
- Can plan, implement and evaluate the teaching of mathematics for all students at upper primary and lower secondary level;
- Can explain the role of language for learning mathematics and shows good practical skills in oral and written communication in mathematics;
- Can explain, set up and use a spreadsheet;
- Is able to prevent and detect math difficulties and facilitate mastery for all students.
Key topics in mathematics at the upper primary and lower secondary level. Discussions of issues related to the learning and teaching of mathematics at the upper primary and lower secondary level. Practical arrangements for varied and adapted teaching of mathematics.
Lectures, classroom lessons, work in small groups and oral presentations. School teaching practice. Attendance is required attendance for parts of the course (details will be given at semester start).
Students must pass the compulsory assignments and school teaching practice in order to take the examination.
5-hour written examination. Graded assessment.
Assistant Professor Per Arne Birkeland
The syllabus will be published on the home page of the course when finalised. See link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Faculty of Engineering and Science