Mathematics Help Desk

The plan for T2 of 2020 is to run them in the south-east corner of The Hub, Tue-Thu, 12-2pm, wks 2-4 & 6-11. The 'pod' we are using will be clearly signposted.

That is, we'll start off in week two, and continue through weeks three and four. Then we'll take a break for Sustainability week (week five) and the mid-trimester break. Then restart on week six going through to week eleven.

Here are the office hours for individual staff.

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.

Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
100 level assign due     Engr 121 Engr 122 Engr 123 Math 142 Math 161 Math 177*
200 level assign due       Math 243** Math 251***
12-1   Malcolm*** Nitay**/*** Linus***  
12.30-1.30     Steve**/*** Michal*  
1-2   Malcolm*** Thomas**/*** Ellen**  

*will help with MATH177

**will help with MATH243

***will help with MATH251


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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