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Undergraduate Module Descriptors 2012/13

BE4006: Mathematics One

Module Title Mathematics One
Module Code BE4006
Module Tutor Emma Howell
School Institute of Education and Public Services
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions Available only to students on the BEd (Hons) Primary Education / BA Primary Professional Education programmes
Brief Description

The module aims to develop students’ personal mathematical subject knowledge and understanding, and begin to develop their knowledge about pedagogical issues relating to the teaching of mathematics in the primary school.  The taught module and the school placements will enable the students to develop insight into the way mathematics is learnt.

Indicative Syllabus

The course will consist of lectures / workshops plus group work, report writing, presentations and work on mathematics problems. The students will take the University Diagnostic Mathematics Test in order to help to identify areas of subject knowledge they need to develop in order to teach effectively. This information will be used for individual target setting. The module focuses upon the teaching and learning of maths, and the learning theories and research that underpin this.  Students are introduced to key national curriculum documentation and to key areas of mathematics, including number, shape and space, measures and data handling. The focus of the module is on developing students’ own mathematical subject knowledge and understanding, through lectures, problem solving and independent study, and students will track their progress through an individual audit and portfolio.  Study groups are encouraged to develop and enhance communication and reasoning skills. Links will be made between subject knowledge and pedagogy, and students will be guided on effective practice in the teaching of primary maths in their school placements.  Students will develop an understanding of inclusive values and learn how to interpret Programmes of Study appropriately for a diversity of learning needs, in order to access all children to learning in the subject.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Have a developing understanding of the National Curriculum, the Early Years Foundation Stage and related national documentation

2. Use reading to understand how children learn mathematics, and to understand the principles of effective practice in the teaching of primary mathematics

3. Carry out mathematics investigations individually or as part of a group, and demonstrate skills in communicating the mathematics effectively

4. Demonstrate a developing understanding of mathematical problem solving in the classroom and be able to analyse and appraise their own teaching skills

5. Use reading to reflect on their own mathematical learning and the processes involved, and identify, record and meet targets for improving and enhancing their mathematics subject knowledge

6. Understand the importance of having the following values:

a.A positive attitude towards mathematics

b. Confidence in their ability to teach the mathematics

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources

The Library Catalogue contains full details of the current reading list for this module. Further details may also be found in the Module Guide.

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