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 the challenges. In lieu of the current siutation, we are offering newly enrolled students the opportunity to take part in a special program during Winter Semester 2021 designed to review key mathematical concepts and start the program off on the right foot.

The program consists of two sections:

  1. Vorbereitungskurs Mathematik für Lehramt
  2. Trainingsblöcke im Laufe des ersten Semesters

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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 is aimed at all first-year students in the Teacher Education for Mathematics program. The course has been revamped and adjusted to the needs of first-year students in the new teacher training program, including a review of base-knowledge topics for the study of mathematics.

While the new approach to mathematics during studies is exciting, it can sometimes be difficult to adjust from the school system to studying mathematics at a university level, even for students who did well in mathematics at school. In this regard, the course is recommended for all first-year students.


Although the use of new technologies at schools and in mathematics 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 in 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 tipics 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.