TECP122-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)

Introduction to Mathematics Education

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 10 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 23 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 October 2023


This course provides pre-service teachers with an introduction to theories and pedagogies for teaching Mathematics in the New Zealand primary school context. The course introduces knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to successfully plan, teach and evaluate the Mathematics and statistics learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (2007). The course also aims to prepare students for further study in higher-level courses and will complement learning in other courses in the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning, including Professional Practice.

*Please note this course is only available to initial teacher education students. To enrol in this course you need to be accepted and enrolled in one of our Initial Teacher Education programmes.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Analyse and critically select resources that reflect an understanding of pedagogical and cultural influences for mathematics teaching, learning and assessment.
2. Construct effective learning episodes for primary school children which demonstrate a critical understanding of, and the ability to use, the content and philosophy of the mathematics and statistics learning area of The New Zealand Curriculum (2007).
3. Develop appropriate assessment methods for mathematics teaching and learning episodes.
4. Research and demonstrate the development of mathematical concepts from Level 1 to Level 4 in the New Zealand Curriculum (2007).
5. Identify and use ICT resources and pedagogy related to mathematics teaching and learning.
6. Identify how to embed aspects of the cultural competencies as outlined in Tātaiako when teaching and learning mathematics.
7. Compare, analyse and appraise mathematical issues in the New Zealand primary classroom setting.

Timetable Note

Course Coordinator

Shweta Sharma


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Planning for mathematics learning 25 Aug 2023 50%
Planning for mathematics learning 22 Sep 2023 50%

NB:  The score for both assignments will be added to get the final mark and grade

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts: You will need to purchase a copy of:

R. Averill, & R. Harvey (Eds), Teaching primary school mathematics and statistics: evidence- based practice (pp. 197- 206). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER press.
Cost approximately $53:00 from UBS

Please download a copy of Tātaiako or bring your own copy:
Tātaiako - Cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners. You are required to download a copy of this document from www.minedu.govt.mz/the Ministry/EducationInitiatives/Tātaioki.aspx

Anthony,G & Walshaw,M. (2010). Effective pedagogy in mathematics. Educational Practices series 19. Geneva. The International Academy of Education.

Recommended reading:
R. Averill (Ed.), Mathematics and statistics in the middle years: Evidence and practice (pp. 99-115). Wellington, New Zealand.

Boaler, J., Munson,M., & Williams, C., (2018). Mindset mathematics: visualising and investigating big ideas (Grade 3). Jossey Bass.

Boaler, J., Munson, M., & Williams, C., (2017). Mindset mathematics: visualising and investigating big ideas (Grade 4). Jossey Bass.

Boaler, J., Munson, M., & Williams, C., (2018). Mindset mathematics: visualising and investigating big ideas (Grade 5). Jossey Bass.

Boaler, J., Munson, M., & Williams, C., (2021). Mindset mathematics: visualising and investigating big ideas (Grade 1). Jossey Bass.

Liljedahl, P., (2021). Building thinking classrooms in mathematics:14 teaching practices for enhancing learning; Corwin.

Sullivan, Peter; Challenging maths tasks: unlocking the potential of all students; Oxford University Press. 2018

Sullivan, Peter,1948-, Lilburn, Pat; Open-ended maths activities: using 'good' questions to enhance learning; Oxford University Press, 2017.


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Teacher Education .

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