MAT-30034 - Introduction to Mathematics Teaching
Coordinator: David Bedford Room: N/A Tel: +44 1782 7 33468
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

In this module students will be introduced to principles of the teaching of mathematics and critical pedagogy linked to current educational practice. Through a mixture of individual and group work, students will investigate and explore aspects of the teaching of mathematics and critically analyse these with reference to their effectiveness from a personal perspective.

To develop the students'; ability to evaluate and reflect on the teaching of mathematics from several perspectives, including personal experiences, practitioners' (visiting and non-visiting) experiences, theory and current developments.
To give students learning the experience of mathematics in an educational¿ context where they can take a practical role in the planning, delivery and assessment of mathematics education.

Intended Learning Outcomes

reflect on the teaching of mathematics with reference to educational theory and current developments: 1,2,3
evaluate the effectiveness of developments of the teaching of mathematics with reference to personal experiences and those of practitioners: 1,2,3
articulate knowledge, in written and oral form, of an aspect of special educational needs: 1,2,3
produce, evaluate and adapt resources to facilitate the learning of mathematics: 3

Study hours

20 hours of classes to include group activities, research tasks, investigations of pedagogy, resource production and presentations.
30 hours for the individual report, including preparation and final report.
15 hours on the group project, including the presentation and preparation.
15 hours producing the ¿portfolio.
70 hours private study, independent research and reading.

School Rules

General aptitude (assessed by a formal interview and recommendations from their personal tutor, year tutors and/or programme director).

Description of Module Assessment

1: Individual Report weighted 55%
A personal reflection and evaluation of relevant experiences.
An individual report containing a critical evaluation of mathematical teaching from the perspective of educational theory, personal experience and pedagogy. This will be evidenced from the appendix of the report which will be a reflective journal developed throughout the module. The critical and evaluative summary of student findings will normally be 2000-3000 words.

2: Group Project weighted 20%
Group planning and reflection on individual contribution.
A 10 minute presentation of a group research task on a contemporary issue in Mathematics education. The group will produce an appropriate teaching resource of length appropriate to the topic undertaken.

3: Portfolio weighted 25%
Portfolio of teaching resources
A collection of approximately six student-prepared teaching resources with a description of how they were used, an evaluation of their effectiveness and consequent adaptation for future use. The total length of each resource's description, evaluation and adaptation should not exceed a side of A4.