MGLU1515 - Mathematics 1 (5-10) Module 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written and oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 33/100 4 hours E
Oral examination 67/100 35 minutes HJELPEMIDD

Course content

In this course, students will study mathematics didactics and mathematical topics that are important for everyone who will teach mathematics in grades 5-10, with special emphasis on algebra and algebraic reasoning. This involves working with generalization, equations, functions and analysis, different forms of representations and the transition between representations, and basic mathematical models. The student will also study mathematical learning difficulties and assessment.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has knowledge in mathematical analysis, which includes derivation, integration and simple mathematical models,
  • and can relate these concepts to the mathematical content in grade 5-10
  • has in-depth knowledge of the mathematics the students work with in grade 5-10 - has knowledge of different approaches regarding equations
  • has knowledge of different representations and the significance the use of transitions between representations have regarding students' learning
  • has knowledge of generalization and algebraification
  • has knowledge of various digital tools, including CAS, and how these can be implemented in teaching activities
  • has knowledge regarding various teaching tools, digital and others, and the possibilities and limitations such tools offer 
  • has knowledge of central theories about mathematical learning difficulties
  • has knowledge of various tools for mapping mathematical learning difficulties
  • has knowledge of the assessment's significance for learning , and the connection between assessment and learning
  • can analyze and evaluate students' argumentation and strategies using different perspectives on knowledge and learning.


The student

  • can use spreadsheets and CAS in their teaching
  • can use different kinds of assessment
  • can assess students' learning in a subject and use it as a basis in facilitating lessons and adapted teaching
  • can work with relevant tools for mapping general understanding in mathematics, and use these to adapt the teaching
  • can assess the students' achievement with and without grades, and justify the assessments.


The student

  • can participate and contribute in local development work related to mathematics teaching

Learning methods and activities

The work will consist of lectures, work with assignments, individually and in groups, discussions and student presentations. Exploratory learning processes should promote students' independence, analytical skills and critical reflection.

Compulsory assignments

  • d

Further on evaluation

Up to 10 compulsory activities will be given, such as: workshop, presentations, group discussions, assignments concerning practice in schools, written tasks and pure mathematics. Deadlines will be found in the semester plan. Mandatory work requirements are considered approved/not approved.

Written exam (4 hours) is a national partial exam. There is an opportunity to complain about partial assessments in the course.

Specific conditions

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)

Course materials

The syllabus is posted on Blackboard before the start of the semester. It can also be found on "Innsida", NTNU's homepage.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MGLU2502 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
LGU52014 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

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 and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Oral examination (1) 67/100 HJELPEMIDD 2021-12-03 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Home examination 33/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 67/100 HJELPEMIDD
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 33/100 E 2022-05-19 09:00 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.
  • 1) Eksamensdato: 03.12.2021 Datoen er generell. Du vil få tildelt individuelt oppmøtetidspunkt senere.

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