Mathematics (1-15 cr), 15 credits

Matematik (1-15 hp), 15 hp


The course is disused.

Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
L1GMA Secondary School Teacher Programme with a specialization in Teaching in the Upper-Secondary School, subject Mathematics 2 (Spring 2015) Swedish Linköping

Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Secondary School Teacher Programme with a specialization in Teaching in the Upper-Secondary School, subject Mathematics

Entry requirements

Specific entry 6c and Ma D and participated in General Education, 5 credits, Development and Learning, 10 credits, skills assessment and grading, 7.5 credits and education history, the school's role in society and values, 7.5 credits, or equivalent.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, students will be able to
- Read and interpret mathematical texts in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and initial function theory
- Formulate and explain basic concepts, laws and theorems in arithmetic, algebra, geometry and function theory
- Solve problems in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and function learning by applying key concepts, theorems and methods
- Perform standard calculations
- Check the results to verify that these are correct, or reasonable
- Describe the didactic aspects of the school's central concepts, operations, theorems and methods in arithmetic, algebra, geometry and function theory.
- Use of laboratory and technical facilities in Mathematics, including computer software in geometry.

Course content

The course covers general numeracy, basic mathematical concepts, properties of elementary functions and classical geometry, specifically: Calculation with numeric and algebraic expressions, inequalities, absolute value, and complex numbers. Solving equations, algebraic equations, functions and graphs. Definition and basic properties of, the elementary functions. Basic principles of logical reasoning and evidence. Coordinate systems in the plane, polar coordinates, equations of straight lines and circles. Complex plane, complex numbers in Cartesian and polar form, Euler and de Moivre formulas. Geometric and arithmetic sum. Binomial theorem. Number systems: natural, whole, rational, real and complex numbers, the positioning system. Polynomials: divisibility, zeros and factor theorem, real polynomials, methods for solving equations.
Euclidean geometry based on axioms: congruence and similarity, basic geometric theorems as the Pythagorean theorem, sine and cosines, the peripheral angle theorem, the intersecting chords theorem, the angle bisector theorem. Elements of tesselations.

Beginning with basic definitions and axioms, and using logical reasoning and evidence, as well as skills training in the form of both exercises and theoretical reasoning, the students work on solving tasks, choose the appropriate solution once, examine and explain mathematical relationships, as well as illustrate and present solutions.

Students also work with computer labs, which highlights the geometric properties.

Students will also didactic analyzes included in the course school relevant mathematical concepts and methods, focusing on multiple representations and explanations.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, seminars, computer labs, and independent studie


The course is assessed through a written exam and written presentation.

STN1 Written exam: written examination Algebra part 1, 2 credits (U, G)
STN2 Written exam: written examination Algebra part 2, 4 credits (U, G)
STN3 Written exam: written examination Algebra, 6 credits (U, G, VG)
SRE1 Written presentation: Algebra 1,5 credits (U, G)
STN4 Written exam: written examination Geometry, 6 credits (U, G, VG)
SRE2 Written report: Didactic analysis, 1.5 credits (U, G)

Algebra (which includes arithmetic and function theory) is examined either with STN1 and STN2 or with the summary exam STN3


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Matematiska institutionen

No examination details is to be found.

- Forsling, G., & Neymark, M. (2011). Matematisk analys, en variabel. Stockholm: Liber. - Problem för envar. Övningssamling, Matematiska institutionen. - Bergsten, C., & Fogelberg, G. Geometrins grunder. Kompendium, Matematiska institutionen. - Bergsten, C. m. fl (1997). Algebra för alla. Nämnaren Tema. Göteborg: NCM

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