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Mathematical Thinking in Schools, Short Course

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University rank #501 (WUR) Online
The Mathematical Thinking in Schools programme offered by The Open University UK is designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching of mathematics. It is suitable for any Key Stage, and will broaden your ideas about how people learn and use mathematics. There is no formal examination: assessment is based on tutor-marked assignments and an end-of-module assessment.

About

To complete the Mathematical Thinking in Schools programme offered by The Open University UK assessment, you'll need to work with a learner or learners who will be pleasantly challenged by secondary school-level mathematics.

This module is designed to:

  • develop your mathematical thinking
  • raise your awareness to some ways in which people learn mathematics
  • provide you with experience of different teaching approaches and the learning opportunities they afford
  • develop your awareness of, and facility with, ICT in the learning and teaching of mathematics
  • develop your knowledge and understanding of some important mathematical ideas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

  • The module starts from the assumption that mathematics education is an intrinsically worthwhile enterprise; it is therefore worth striving to understand its processes in order to do it better. 
  • The module aims arise from the nature of mathematics education as a process of human interaction, which means that certain aspects of the module can only be engaged with through practice. 
  • You will be expected to work on mathematics tasks yourself and consider the process you have worked through in terms of your thinking.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This module is intended for anyone aged 18 or over with an interest in the teaching and learning of mathematics. 
  • The focus of the mathematical content of the module is around the level of Key Stage 3 but the educational issues that are discussed are relevant for all stages.
  • Your own knowledge of mathematics should be at least Grade C in GCSE mathematics.

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