Mathematics Help Desk

The maths helpdesk will run with a skeleton crew over the study break and exam period. The following courses are probably supported, Engr 122, Engr 123, Math 142 and Math 161.

The lecturer for your course will have published their office hours for the break and exam period.

Other courses such as Math 177, Math 243 and Math 251 may be supported a particular helper, check below or just ask!

Exams Oct 30 to Nov 17
Person Room Times
Steven Archer CO363 30/10 Mon 2-4pm

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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