Mathematics (teaching subject)

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Mathematics can be studied in any teaching degree program. For the teaching profession at elementary schools, mathematics is a compulsory subject.

General goals of the study program

In the subprogram in mathematics, students should acquire critical scientific thinking and acquire the subject-specific and subject-specific didactic knowledge, skills and methods required for the profession.

In the subject-specific studies, students should gain an appropriate picture of mathematics, which determines the teaching of mathematics in the respective type of school, and also acquire the independence to be able to teach in a subject-specific manner.

In the subject didactic studies, students should acquire essential insights into the relationships of mathematics to mathematics teaching and into the conditions of learning and student-appropriate teaching of mathematics.

Tips for studying mathematics

  • Courses in mathematics are usually held at the AVZ (Heinrich-Plett-Str.) in Oberzwehren.
  • Most mathematics lectures are concluded with a certificate of achievement in the form of a written exam. For the admission to the exams, there are regularly assignment sheets as homework.
  • It is recommended to participate in the mathematics pre-courses. More information about the choice of the preliminary courses can be found on the page of the Institute of Mathematics.
  • You can find a detailed description of the subject in the current examination regulations.


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