EP30415 Introduction to Secondary Mathematics Teaching
Introductory description
This module takes place in term 2 and is specially designed to introduce you to Mathematics curriculum and pedagogy in the Secondary school age range. You will explore your subject from a new perspective through engaging sessions at university led by teaching fellows and visiting teachers. Practical workshops will examine the content of Secondary Mathematics National Curriculum and how to address barriers to learning in Mathematics through the development of effective teaching approaches and resources.
The module is hosted by the Centre for Teacher Education (currently rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED). Anyone who completes the module is automatically eligible for an interview for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) initial teacher training course (providing all entry requirements for Initial Teacher Training are met).
Module aims
 To develop knowledge of Mathematics teaching in the UK education system and some of the approaches to learning that support secondary students in the subject.
 To develop knowledge and understanding of mathematics education and the secondary curriculum.
 To develop key transferable skills through engagement with 1118 education.
 To develop skills in personal reflection on professional practice.
 To relate educational theory to education practice.
Outline syllabus
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
The theory which underpins the practice of mathematics teaching is explored through seminars led by CTE Teaching Fellows. The seminars begin by discussing the current context of the UK education system and national curriculum before exploring a range of key themes in education such as how students learn, how ideas develop in the school curriculum and using assessment for learning and specific aspects of pedagogy relating to the teaching of mathematics.
As part of the module you engage in mathematics education through developing materials, resources and teaching approaches to support learning in Mathematics. You will develop your practical understanding of the teaching of mathematics. Indicative activities might include: developing learning resources, providing exemplar materials to a professional brief, producing online learning resources.
To prepare for and support you for this you will participate a series of workshops at the university. These are highly interactive, practice based sessions, delivered by visiting teachers from local secondary schools. Sessions cover topics such as pitching and sequencing resources to support learning, overcoming barriers to learning and effective questioning.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
 LO1 Critically analyse and reflect on key issues in mathematics education in school.
 LO2 Critically reflect on practice in teaching mathematics in school.
 LO3 Apply learning theory to school mathematics teaching practices.
 LO4 Demonstrate professional skills in supporting learning in Mathematics.
Indicative reading list
The key readings found through above Talis Aspire link are advised. Key readings for University sessions will also be detailed on the session plan and will be available prior to the session. You should also ensure that you regularly read other relevant educational literature such as the Times Education and the Guardian Education supplements along with any other subject specific reading lists which have been provided.
View reading list on Talis Aspire
Interdisciplinary
Through exploring the teaching and pedagogy of your subject you will consider and build connections between your subject, educational theory, the psychology of learning and cognition and also consider elements of policy, society and sociology. You will develop your written communication skills in producing both academic and professional evidenceinformed rationales for practice.
Subject specific skills
You will develop skills relevant for teaching and the development of practice such as communication, peer and professional collaboration and reflection. You will also develop skills relevant to the academic study of education such as analysis and critique. The module will also develop your skills in the pedagogy of your subject.
Transferable skills
Critical Thinking
Reasoning and Problem Solving
Active Lifelong Learning
Communication (verbal and written)
Teamwork and working effectively with others
Information literacy (research skills)
ICT Literacy
Citizenship (local and global)
Ethical Values
Intercultural learning and diversity awareness
Professionalism
Organisational awareness
Study time
Type  Required 

Lectures  2 sessions of 1 hour (7%) 
Seminars  7 sessions of 2 hours (47%) 
Practical classes  7 sessions of 2 hours (47%) 
Total  30 hours 
Private study description
No private study requirements defined for this module.
Costs
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You must pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Assessment group A1
Weighting  Study time  

A critical review on an issue in Mathematics Education  50%  60 hours 
A short (1000 word, approximately 4 sources) annotated bibliography on a chosen issue in Mathematics Education followed by a 500 word discussion and conclusion on the implications for teaching Mathematics. 

Poster  50%  60 hours 
A poster presentation of a learning resource, artefact or materials designed to support children's learning in Mathematics with a supporting rationale relating to , secondary mathematics curriculum, learning or pedagogic theory. 
Feedback on assessment
Formative: During the course of the module students will have the opportunity to submit one critical review entry.
Summative: A written feedback sheet and intext comments will be provided on each component.
Courses
This module is Optional for:
 Year 2 of UESAH315 BEng Mechanical Engineering

USTAG300 Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics
 Year 3 of G300 Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics
 Year 4 of G300 Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics

USTAG1G3 Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat)
 Year 2 of G1G3 Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat)
 Year 3 of G1G3 Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat)
 Year 4 of G1G3 Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat)

USTAG1G4 Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (with Intercalated Year)
 Year 4 of G1G4 Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (with Intercalated Year)
 Year 5 of G1G4 Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (with Intercalated Year)

USTAGG14 Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc)
 Year 2 of GG14 Mathematics and Statistics
 Year 2 of GG14 Mathematics and Statistics
This module is Option list A for:
 Year 2 of UESAH335 BEng Automotive Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAH161 BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAH216 BEng Civil Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAH63W BEng Electronic Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAHH75 BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAH336 MEng Automotive Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAH163 MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAH217 MEng Civil Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAH63X MEng Electronic Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAHH76 MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAH316 MEng Mechanical Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAH605 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAH606 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng
This module is Option list B for:
 Year 2 of UESAH113 BEng Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAHH35 BEng Systems Engineering

UESAH112 BSc Engineering
 Year 2 of H112 Engineering
 Year 2 of H112 Engineering
 Year 2 of UESAH114 MEng Engineering

UESAHH31 MEng Systems Engineering
 Year 2 of HH31 Systems Engineering
 Year 2 of HH35 Systems Engineering

UMAAG105 Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year)
 Year 2 of G105 Mathematics (MMath) with Intercalated Year
 Year 4 of G105 Mathematics (MMath) with Intercalated Year
 Year 2 of USTAG300 Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics

UMAAG100 Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc)
 Year 2 of G100 Mathematics
 Year 2 of G100 Mathematics
 Year 2 of G100 Mathematics
 Year 3 of G100 Mathematics
 Year 3 of G100 Mathematics
 Year 3 of G100 Mathematics

UMAAG103 Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath)
 Year 2 of G100 Mathematics
 Year 2 of G103 Mathematics (MMath)
 Year 2 of G103 Mathematics (MMath)
 Year 3 of G100 Mathematics
 Year 3 of G103 Mathematics (MMath)
 Year 3 of G103 Mathematics (MMath)

UMAAG106 Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe
 Year 2 of G106 Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe
 Year 3 of G106 Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe
 Year 2 of UMAAG1NC Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies
 Year 2 of UMAAG1N2 Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year)
 Year 2 of UMAAGL11 Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics
 Year 2 of UECAGL12 Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year)

UPXAGF13 Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc)
 Year 2 of GF13 Mathematics and Physics
 Year 2 of GF13 Mathematics and Physics

UPXAFG31 Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (MMathPhys)
 Year 2 of FG31 Mathematics and Physics (MMathPhys)
 Year 2 of FG31 Mathematics and Physics (MMathPhys)

USTAGG14 Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc)
 Year 3 of GG14 Mathematics and Statistics
 Year 3 of GG14 Mathematics and Statistics

UMAAG101 Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year
 Year 2 of G101 Mathematics with Intercalated Year
 Year 4 of G101 Mathematics with Intercalated Year

USTAY602 Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics
 Year 2 of Y602 Mathematics,Operational Research,Stats,Economics
 Year 2 of Y602 Mathematics,Operational Research,Stats,Economics
 Year 3 of Y602 Mathematics,Operational Research,Stats,Economics
 Year 3 of Y602 Mathematics,Operational Research,Stats,Economics
 Year 4 of USTAY603 Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics,Economics (with Intercalated Year)