A key challenge in teaching Maths is not only relaying its fundamental principles, process and applications, but also fostering a sense of curiosity and confidence in transferring the knowledge and skills to new situations - in other words, helping pupils to understand the relevance of this competence outside of the Maths classroom.

The course aims to address this situation by helping teachers develop students’ mathematical competence as defined by the EU’s Key Competences framework: the ability to develop and apply mathematical thinking in order to solve a range of problems in everyday situations, with the emphasis being placed on process, activity and knowledge.

By the end of the course, we will have an understanding of why it is important to innovate and personalise Maths teaching. We will have developed a Learning Design that incorporates activities for different types of learners, developed a Learning Diary with key reflections on the course topics, and shared resources to support Maths activities for students of different dominant intelligence types.

The course is substantially based on Irina Vasilescu’s Learning Event “Maths for Every Student” on eTwinning. Irina Vasilescu, an experienced Maths teacher and teacher trainer, will be directly involved in the running of the course as a course moderator and you'll have plenty of opportunities to directly interact with her.

Enrol now and join us on social media: on our Facebook group and on Twitter using #math2mooc.

List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
13/09/17 12:30
End date
01/11/17 16:59
Module 1: Why Maths 2.0 Start date
18/09/17 14:00
End date
01/11/17 23:59
Module 2: Bringing the real world into your Maths classroom Start date
25/09/17
Module 3: Creativity in your Maths classroom Start date
02/10/17
Module 4: Collaboration in your Maths classroom Start date
09/10/17
Module 5: Digital technologies in your Maths classroom Start date
16/10/17
To join the course, please first register or log in to the School Education Gateway.

Start date

Monday, 18th September 2017

Duration

The course consists of 5 modules. The expected workload is about 3-4 hours a week. The course lasts 6,5 weeks from 18th September to 1st November.

Target audience

The course is relevant to all teachers, headmasters and school coordinators who are interested in the topic of developing analytical skills using mathematics. However, the focus of the course is on the practical and pedagogical activities within a classroom environment so will be more relevant to practicing teachers. The course is designed for both primary and secondary teachers, however, sections of the course might include reference to tools and resources that will only be relevant to either group. While it is not necessary to have substantial knowledge of mathematics to participate in the course, a basic amount of competency is recommended.

Certification

You will receive digital module badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course. All badges can be exported to the Mozilla Badge Backpack.