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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

MATH2800 Mathematics into Schools

10 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Margit Messmer

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

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Important information!

This module has an independent application and enrolment system – you cannot enrol online. Apply for this module through the Students into Schools scheme on MyCareer ( There are 3 separate elements to the application

1. Complete the application form on MyCareer
2. Provide details of two referees
3. Begin the process of securing an enhanced DBS (child protection) check, by:

a. Registering on Security Watchdog
b. Sourcing the necessary documentation – proof of identity and address
c. Having your documents checked in person at the Careers Centre on campus*
All of this must be completed by 17.00 on 23rd June.

Please leave plenty of time to source the necessary documents for your DBS – Unfortunately we cannot accept late applications unless there are mitigating circumstances.

More detailed advice about the DBS application process is provided on MyCareer. If you have any questions, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

* If you are on a year abroad or placement year outside of Leeds and not able to attend in person before the 23rd, please indicate this on the application form and we will support you to make alternative arrangements.

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.


1. To allow students to work in collaboration with a local school 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 with a remit to help organise Mathematics activities within the school or college, through Mathematics lessons or other activities.
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 level appropriate to the needs of the school or college.
3. Students will write a report about their project and give an oral presentation.

Teaching methods

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

- Contact time in school or college: 25 hours
- Preparing and evaluation material for placement: 25 hours
- Maintaining records of observations: 5 hours
- Research on chosen topic: 10 hours
- Writing report: 12 hours
- Preparing presentation: 5 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Regular meetings with school mentor and with module tutor.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Oral Presentation.25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

If the module is failed, a resit of the failed components from the project report, oral presentation is only available if the student has completed the School placement.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 12/05/2023


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