Preparation Course in Mathematics for Teacher Education Studies.

Beginning a teacher education program to earn a teaching degree in mathematics can be particularly challenging. The Coronavirus pandemic has added to these challenges. On account of the current siutation, we are offering newly enrolled students the opportunity to take part in a special program during the 2021 Winter Semester designed to review key mathematical concepts and start the program off on the right foot.

The program consists of two sections:

Key Facts

Language

German

Course Management

Paul Schranz

Pre-Semester Preparation Courses in Mathematics for Teacher Education

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Target Group

The preparation course "Mathematics for Teacher Education Studies" is for all newly enrolled students in Teacher Education Studies in Mathematics. The course has been revised and adapted to the needs of new students in the new teacher education program, including a review of base-knowledge topics to study mathematics.

The new approach to mathematics during studies is interesting as it can sometimes be difficult to transition from the school system to studying math at the university level, even for those who did well in math at school. In this regard, we recommend that new students attend the course.

Content

Although the use of new technologies in the classroom and in math is becoming increasingly important, educators need to still be able to solve mathematical problems without the use of technical aids and justify each individual step of the calculation.

The prep course reviews selected content from the school curricula in mathematics. This content will be required during the course of studies and is a prerequisite for many courses.  Being able to address these topics confidently will greatly facilitate understanding new content during the course of studies.

The course is divided as follows and the material will be covered during the 5 afternoon sessions.

1. Umformen, Vereinfachen, Brüche und Doppelbrüche, Rechnen mit Potenzen, äquivalente Schreibweisen.
2. Gleichungen ersten und zweiten Grades lösen: Techniken und geometrische Bedeutung. Lösen von einfachen Gleichungen von Grad größer als zwei. Gleichungssysteme lösen.
3. Ungleichungen ersten und zweiten Grades lösen: Techniken und geometrische Bedeutung. Systeme von Ungleichungen lösen.
4. Elementare Funktionen: Exponentialfunktion, Logarithmusfunktion, Potenzfunktion, Trigonometrische Funktionen und deren Definitionsmengen.
5. Lösung von Gleichungen die die elementaren Funktionen enthalten. Rechnen mit Exponentialfunktionen und Logarithmen. Kurze Erinnerung an die Vektorrechnung.