MGLU1503 - Mathematics 1 (5-10) Module 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 6 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

In this course students will work with mathematics didactics and mathematics subjects that are important to anyone who is going to teach mathematics in grade 5-10, with special emphasis on numbers and number sense. This involves, among other things, developing the number concept from integers to rational and real numbers, and associated algorithms for numerical computations. Various aspects of fractionalization; the correlation between fractions, decimals, and percentages; and the connection with proportionality will be discussed thoroughly. We will also work on prime numbers, divisibility, factorization, figure numbers, number sequences, and early algebra.

Mathematics didactics will focus on a variety of views on the subject matter, as well as learning how to teach in ways that will develop your pupils’ understanding. Varied working methods will be applied.

Learning outcome

The student
- has in-depth knowledge in topics that the students work with in grade 5-10, number sense, and computation.
- has knowledge of the different forms of representations, especially regarding numbers, computation, and challenges associated with transitions between representations
- has knowledge of central theories for learning in mathematics
- has knowledge of the process regarding discovery in mathematics: experimentation, making hypotheses, reasoning and falsification, generalization, and how to facilitate such activities
- knowledge of different views and attitudes regarding mathematics in general
- knowledge of argumentation and proofs, especially related to numerals
- has knowledge of the historical development of mathematics, especially the development of number concepts and number systems
- has knowledge of the mathematical content at different grades in primary and lower secondary schools as well as the transition periods between grades

The student
- has practical skills in oral and written communication in the subject of mathematics
- has experience with methods that promote the students' wonder and creativity, and can work systematically with exploratory activities, justification, and argumentation
- has experience in analyzing students' ways of thinking, argumentation, and strategies
- can use a variety of methods based on theory and experience, including selection, assessment, and the design of tasks and activities
- has knowledge of several teaching methods regarding numbers, number sense, and computation

General competence
The student
- has knowledge of the importance of mathematics as general education, and its interaction with cultural, philosophical, and social development
- has knowledge of the role of mathematics in other subjects and in society in general
- has knowledge of the importance of mathematics as it applies to citizens’ participation in a democratic society

Learning methods and activities

The teaching methods contain in-class lessons, individual and collaborative work with assignments, in-class discussions, and some oral and written presentations. The process of discovery and learning should promote the students' independence, analytical skills and critical reflection.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation

There will be up to 10 mandatory activities, including
- workshop
- submission
- group discussions
- practice assignments
- exercises with text writing and/or computations
- articles

The semester plan will state the number of mandatory activities.

Mandatory work requirements will be approved/not approved.

Individual written exam

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 5-10 (MGLU5-10)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 1-7) (LTGLU1-7)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 1-7) with Specialization in Science (LTGLU1-7R)

Course materials

The reading list will be published on Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU51014 15.0 01.09.2017
MGLU1103 7.5 01.09.2020
LGU11100 7.5 01.09.2020
More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD
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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