PG6006: Introduction to Primary Mathematics


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PG6006: Introduction to Primary Mathematics

Module Title Introduction to Primary Mathematics
Module Code PG6006
Module Tutor Ruth Hollier
School School of Education
CAT Points 0
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The unit aims to enable students to build on their knowledge and understanding of mathematics to develop a creative and confident approach to primary mathematics teaching; this includes developing the students’ personal subject knowledge and subject-specific pedagogical knowledge. In doing so, the unit aims to support the students’ understanding of approachesto planning, expectations and target setting, monitoring and assessment, meeting the needs of all children, and behaviour management within the context of mathematics teaching and learning.

Indicative Syllabus
Learning Outcomes

A student completing this unit should be able to: ...

  1. demonstrate secure knowledge and understanding of the current National Curriculum for Mathematics at KS1 and KS2, or the current EYFS and National curriculum for Foundation Stage and KS1
  2. demonstrate secure knowledge and understanding of how children learn in mathematics and of the importance of developing positive attitudes towards the subject to promote children’s competence, confidence and enjoyment of mathematics
  3. demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to identify and address individual learning needs, and to support children to overcome misconceptions and barriers to learning within mathematics
  4. plan and teach clearly structured lessons which enable children to understand and become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, in a range of both mental and written methods, to use and apply their knowledge to solve mathematical problems and to develop mathematical reasoning and communication.
  5. apply their knowledge and understanding to planning for progression and to assessment within mathematics to enable all children to make good progress in their learning of primary mathematics
  6. use appropriately a range of teaching approaches including modelling, discussion, exposition, practical work, practice, investigation and problem solving, use mathematical vocabulary and terminology correctly and value the role of language in promoting pupils’ mathematical competence and understanding, and to critically evaluate these teaching and learning approaches and their own teaching in order to improve their practice and outcomes for children
Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: COURSEWORK
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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