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2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

MATH2800 Mathematics into Schools

10 creditsClass Size: 35

Module manager: Dr Margit Messmer
Email: M.Messmer@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2016/17

Pre-requisite qualifications

This module is not open for online enrolment. Students interested in taking this module must contact the Module Manager by email in May, and by the beginning of June the latest.

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2025Enterprise into Schools
MODL2001Linguists into Schools

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module enables students to go into a local school and carry out a short project. You will get some training beforehand and you will have a contact teacher in the school to help you. Places on this module are limited by the number of schools willing to provide placements. This module may be taken only by students taking at least another 40 credits in Mathematics.

Objectives

1. To allow students to work in collaboration with a secondary school or 6th form college on a project relevant to the need of the school or college in Mathematics;
2. To allow students to design, negotiate and manage their work in co-operation with an academic supervisor and a member of staff from the school or college;
3. To encourage school pupils to participate actively in a Mathematics based project in collaboration with university students;
4. To raise the profile of Mathematics as an exciting, challenging and rewarding discipline to study at university.

Syllabus

1. Students taking this module will be placed in a local school or college via the Access Academy with a remit to help organise Mathematics activities within the school or college, through Mathematics lessons or an existing Mathematics club, or by helping teachers to set up a Mathematics club.
2. Students will, during their time with the school or college pupils, organise a Mathematics based project (or projects) with the aim of promoting the excitement of Mathematics. Such a project or projects may be at any secondary school level appropriate to the needs of the school or college.
3. Students will compile a Learning Log recording and reflecting on their activities within the school or college.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop13.003.00
Induction Session17.007.00
Meetings41.004.00
Support by Host Establishment41.004.00
Private study hours82.00
Total Contact hours18.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Preparation of teaching materials: 25 hours
- Evaluating and revising materials: 10 hours
- Maintaining learning log: 5 hours
- Writing report: 9 hours
- Preparing presentation: 8 hours
- Contact time in school or college: 25 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Regular meetings with school mentor and with module tutor.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Placement Assessmentassessment of how the student has met the aims set out at the start, and of their general development.20.00
Reflective log.20.00
Oral Presentation.20.00
Report.40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

If the module is failed, a resit of the failed components from the reflective log, oral presentation and report is only available if the student has completed the School placement. The placement assessment mark would be carried forward and added to the resubmitted components with the same weighting as listed above.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 08/04/2016

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