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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

MATH2800 Mathematics into Schools

10 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Professor C. Read

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

This module is not approved as an Elective

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. Students wishing to take this module must inform us by May 10th (email: It may be taken only by students taking at least another 40 credits in Mathematics.


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.


1. Students taking this module will be placed in a local school or college via Campus Connect 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

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Induction Session17.007.00
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

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

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
Written WorkAttached would be copies of all the teaching materials.40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 31/03/2009


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