Mathematics Help Desk

The math helpdesk will be available from the second week of lectures (starting March 12). It helpers can help with questions about the courses Engr 121, Math 132, Math 141 and Math 151. Some helpers may be available to help with queries about 200 level courses, check the timetable below.

Here are the office hours for individual staff.

SMSHelpDesk.png There are a few more timeslots to be added before tutorials start in week 2.

  Mon Tue Wed Thu
10       Steven Archer CO363 (+211,244,261)
11   Seyedvahid Amirinezhad (Hamed) CO365 (+244)    
1 Hung Le Pham CO440 Aleksa Vujicic CO431 Lizzie Zaslow CO362  
2 Jessica Santiago CO364   Steven Archer CO363 (+211,244,261) Mark McGuinness CO323 (+244)
3 Meenu Jose CO429 (+261) Emma Greenbank CO365 (+244)   Mark McGuinness CO323 (+244)
4   Sebastian Schuster (+211,244) CO364    

Differences between NCEA and University (Feb 2015)

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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