Mathematics Education (2019)

The Mathematics Education programme provides professional development for educators interested in curriculum development, learning and teaching in mathematics education. The Programme is part of the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science (TEMS) Education Centre, which offers professional development for graduates in technology, environmental, mathematics, science and education who are interested in pursuing postgraduate study in the TEMS group of subjects. Intending students should discuss their programme of study with the Director of the Centre.

The following undergraduate papers are available to all students (including BTchg, Dip(ED) and GradDip(Ed)) who want to broaden their education knowledge in the area of mathematics.

Initial enquiries should be made to the Postgraduate Studies Office, Faculty of Education.


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  • Prescriptions for the PGDip(MathsEd) and MEd

    To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics Education, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including a mathematics education paper from DSOE557, DSOE590, EDUCA500, MAOED500, MSTE501, MSTE502, MSTE503, THED592, THED593 or THED594, a directed study in mathematics education, an educational research methods paper, and a further paper in either mathematics or education.

    To complete the Master of Education with a focus on Mathematics Education, students will normally complete 180 points at 500 level from the following list, including one of DSOE557, EDUCA500 or MAOED500, and one of a Directed Study equivalent 30 points, a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MTHED100Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics for Educators19A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides an introduction to key conceptual understandings in mathematics for educators. It explores how mathematics is best taught through conceptual understanding rather than by rote or procedural means, connections with everyday life, and effective pedagogy.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEMS324Numeracy in the Classroom19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on international mathematics education reform approaches to the teaching of mathematics/numeracy. It provides a critical analysis of theoretical issues underpinning the teaching and learning of mathematics, and makes connections between the current curriculum document, the mathematics standards, and the New Zeala...
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories19B (Block - Tauranga)
    Cullturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge.
    EDUCA557Research Methods19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Online) & 19S (Block)
    This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research.
    EDUCA590Directed Study19D (Hamilton) & 19D (Online)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research19C (Hamilton)
    This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts.
    MTHED501Mathematics Education19B (Online)
    This paper is designed to enable teachers to develop their mathematics teaching with learners of all ages. Teachers will be encouraged to engage critically with theory and research in mathematics education, focusing on issues such as communication, assessment, and catering for diverse learners.
    MTHED502Mathematics Education: Enhancing Thinking and Practice19A (Block) & 19A (Block - Tauranga)
    This paper looks at how students' thinking becomes increasingly sophisticated as their mathematical understanding grows. A particular focus of the paper is the ways that learning in mathematics can be enhanced, including using formative assessment and digital technologies effectively.
    MTHED503Effective Practice in the Mathematics Classroom19B (Block)
    This paper is for mathematics educators working with learners of all ages. It focuses on international reform approaches and provides critical analysis of issues underpinning the teaching and learning of mathematics.

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 November 2018 2:19pm

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