The Mathematical Thinking in Schools programme offered by The Open University UK 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. In order to complete the assessments, you will need access to learners of mathematics. Students on this module have worked with a variety of learners from Key Stage 2 pupils to adults.
You will have a tutor who will provide support via telephone, email and online tutorials using software supplied with the study materials.You will learn
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. From this perspective, the module offers ways of working that contribute to your own mathematical development and, by enhancing your work with other learners, can enrich learning and confidence.Vocational relevance
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 mathematics and introduces some potential new approaches to teaching and learning. You’ll learn to communicate about mathematics and identify mathematical learning.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
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