MGLU1103 - Mathematics 1 (1-7) Module 1A


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days HJELPEMIDD

Course content

This course examines central didactical perspectives and content matter in mathematics teaching for grades 1-7. The examination of different aspects of numbers and computations, and the development of basic number sense is central to success in this course. Furthermore, we will connect the knowledge of multiplicative structures to various strategies in working with numbers and operations. We will also investigate relationships between numbers, and examine how generalizing properties of numbers can prepare an individual for algebraic thinking. Lastly, we will thoroughly analyze the foundational understanding of concepts in fractions.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • has knowledge of mathematical learning and development processes and of how to facilitate active student participation in these processes
  • has knowledge of varied forms of communication, conversations, and the role language plays in learning mathematics, as well as different views on the learning of mathematics
  • has knowledge of different representations, and the effects the use of representations can have on pupils' learning
  • has incipient knowledge of the various research methods in mathematic didactics and ethics, related to research involving student learning


The candidate:

  • can plan, carry out, and evaluate mathematic teaching for all pupils in grades 1-7 with a focus on variation and pupil activity
  • can use work methods that promote pupil's wonder, creativity, and ability to work systematically with problem solving activities, reasoning, and argumentation
  • can communicate with pupils; can listen to, evaluate, make use of pupils' input and stimulate pupil's mathematical thinking
  • can analyze and evaluate pupils' way of thinking, argumentation, and problem-solving methods from different perspectives on knowledge and learning

General competence:

The candidate

  • as insight into the significance mathematics has as a generally educative subject and its interplay with culture, philosophy, and social development
  • has insight into the significance mathematics has for development of critical democratic competence

Learning methods and activities

During classes, varied working methods will be used: - lectures - reviews of examples and tasks - workshops and learning station teaching - individual work on tasks, episodes, and cases from teacher practice - problem solving - presentations for other students and - teaching in teacher practice The subject will engage students in scientific work forms; inquiry-based learning processes will promote the students’ independence, analytical skills, and critical reflection. Much of the class work will be process oriented, in which an inductive work method with high degree of student activity will be central. Students will work individually and in groups. During the course, students will undertake a certain number of tasks of varied character, and these tasks will produce both written documents and oral presentations. Lastly, students and instructors will supervise and respond to student-generated coursework.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation

Up to five mandatory work tasks. Mandatory work tasks are graded as passed/not passed.

Exam: individual written home exam. All aids permitted. In case of a retake, the form of the exam may be altered.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7) - some programmes

Required previous knowledge

- General university and college admission certification or approved real competence. - A minimum of 35 school points. - An average minimum grade of 4 in Mathematics (224 hours) and of 3 in Norwegian (393 hours; average of the grades in primary form, secondary form and oral). The grade requirements will alternatively be approved in program subject S1, S2, R1, or R2.

Course materials

The final reading list will be posted on Blackboard before the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU11100 15.0 AUTUMN 2017
MGLU1503 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
LGU51014 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
LGU11004 15.0 AUTUMN 2021
SKOLE6023 3.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Home examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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