Teaching Mathematics

Module codes: ED7118, ED7119

Module co-ordinator: Dr Rose Griffiths

In this module you will explore your own teaching and examine some of the challenges facing teachers of mathematics in different settings and across the whole age range.

Topics covered

  • How children learn maths
  • Ways of extending understanding of the number system and arithmetic, shape and space, and measurement
  • Effective use of assessment
  • Evaluation of resources and teaching strategies

Learning

  • Self-directed study
  • Tutorial support, via email or face-to-face
  • Blackboard, the University's virtual learning environment
  • Several taught sessions across the year (provisional dates for 2016/17 - subject to change):
    • Wednesday 9 November 2016, 2.00pm-6.00pm
    • Saturday 3 December 2016, 9.00am-1.00pm
    • Saturday 28 January 2017, 9.00am-1.00pm
    • Wednesday 27 February 2017, 2.00pm-6.00pm
    • Saturday 18 March 2017, 9.00am-1.00pm
    • Wednesday 26 April 2017, 2.00pm-6.00pm
    • Saturday 20 May 2017, 9.00am-1.00pm
    • Wednesday 7 June 2017, 2.00pm-6.00pm

Assessment

  • Reflective journal
  • Critique of a research paper
  • Short presentation about a classroom activity
  • Essay on mathematics learning in the classroom