Mathematics Help Desk

Trimester one is here!

We are here to help with all queries about 100 level math courses, and some 200.

We'll be starting week two of lectures, which is the first week of tutorials for most.

There will be helpers in an annex of the hub (SW corner, near Vic Books) available 12-2pm on Tue, Wed and Thu each week. Posters and signs will help guide you to the particular annex we'll use throughout.

We'll also have a zoom helper available from 12.30 to 1.30pm, head to, the passcode is help. On Thu, help is available for Math 244, while on Tue/Wed drop in for help with either Math 212 or 261, or both!

Note that on Wed March 10 and Thurs May 20 helpdesk will be on Zoom only, as The Hub is booked for other activities.

Until the break. A (ddd) denotes helper is ok with that 200 level course.

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
100 level due     Engr121 Math132 & 151 Math141
200 level due       Math244 & 261 & Engr222 Math212
12-1   Ellen (244) Linus (212) Steven (212)(261)  
1-2   Malcolm (212) Alex (244) Linus (212)  

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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