Mathematics Help Desk


Here are the office hours for individual staff, to be updated for trimester one.

Student learning maths drop-ins For any student who needs support with the mathematics in their course. All workshops are student-centred and problem-based. Students are encouraged to bring problems to work through. No booking needed: just turn up.

Trimester one is coming ... this trimester we are trialling running helpdesks at a constant time (12-2pm) they are now on zoom

Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
100 level assign due     Engr 121 Math 132 Math 141 Math 151
200 level assign due     Math 244 Math 261 Math 212
12   Hub helpdesks (Now On Zoom)

Some differences between NCEA and University

NCEA University
Students can pick and choose assessments (A la carte) within courses Assessment is almost always compulsory and you need to do all assessments to pass
Lots of teacher support Less teacher/lecturer support (but it is there!)
NCEA Achievement Standards break subjects into discrete parts for assessment Holistic assessment is common, need to know the whole course
Grades are Achieved; Merit; Excellence % based assessment; A-E grades
Writing is often instrumental to pass a standard Academic writing can be more about developing a critical, creative argument, not reaching a standard.
Students can re-sit assessments No re-sits

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