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Mathematics Education

Expand your knowledge of mathematics and numeracy to enhance your career opportunities and capabilities.

This subject caters for practising teachers who wish to strengthen their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in mathematics, or become curriculum leaders in mathematics/numeracy within their school, newly graduated teachers who wish to strengthen their PCK in mathematics, or become curriculum leaders in mathematics/numeracy within a school in the future.

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Key information

Study Mathematics Education in these qualifications

Study Mathematics Education as a specialisation of

100 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
MTHED100Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (Online)
This paper provides an introduction to key conceptual understandings in mathematics and connects mathematics with everyday life.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and Critical Theories30.021B (Block - Tauranga)
Culturally 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 Methods30.021A (Online), 21B (Online) & 21H (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 Study30.021I (Hamilton) & 21I (Online)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
EDUCA592Dissertation60.021I (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
EDUCA593Education Thesis90.021X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
EDUCA594Education Thesis120.021X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research30.021X (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 Education30.0No occurrences
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 Practice30.021A (Online)
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 Classroom30.0No occurrences
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.

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