The Developing Algebraic Thinking programme offered by The Open University UK integrates development of the core ideas of algebra with relevant pedagogical constructs and principles, and will extend your awareness of how people learn and use algebra.
There is no formal examination: assessment is based on tutor-marked assignments and an end-of-module assessment. To complete the module assessment, you'll need to work with a learner or learners who will be pleasantly challenged by secondary school-level mathematics.
You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material and mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. There will be individual telephone tutorials rather than face-to-face group tutorials, and some tutors may offer online tutorials.
Successful study of this module should enhance your skills in:
This module has particular vocational relevance for teachers, trainers, teaching assistants or anyone aspiring to teach or communicate mathematics. It provides opportunities to consider how we learn algebra and introduces some potential new approaches to teaching and learning. You’ll learn to communicate about mathematics and identify mathematical learning.Professional recognition
This module may help you to gain membership of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
The module is designed to:
The module consists of four blocks of work. Each block has four chapters, which have recurring themes:
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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