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A key challenge in teaching Maths is not only 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 why it is important to innovate and personalize Maths teaching. We will have developed a Learning Design that incorporates activities for different 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.

Enroll now and join us via social media on Facebook here and via Twitter using #math2mooc

List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
14 Oct 12:00
End date
27 Nov 23:59
Module 1: Why Maths 2.0 Module 1: Why Maths 2.0 Start date
17 Oct 12:00
End date
27 Nov 23:59
Module 2: Bringing the real world into your Maths classroom Module 2: Bringing the real world into your Maths classroom Start date
24 Oct 10:00
End date
27 Nov 23:59
Module 3: Creativity in your Maths classroom Module 3: Creativity in your Maths classroom Start date
31 Oct 12:00
End date
27 Nov 23:59
Module 4: Collaboration in your Maths classroom Module 4: Collaboration in your Maths classroom Start date
07 Nov 12:00
End date
27 Nov 23:59
Module 5: Digital technologies in your Maths classroom Module 5: Digital technologies in your Maths classroom Start date
14 Nov 10:00
End date
27 Nov 23:59
To join the course, please first register or log in to the School Education Gateway.

Start Date

Monday, 17th October 2016

Duration

The course consists of 5 modules. The expected workload is about 3-4 hours a week. The course lasts 6 weeks from 17th October to 27th 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

Assessment will be via a self-assessment activity and peer-assessment activities with a mostly formative focus. The assessment activities are designed to check comprehension of the content covered in the module but more importantly should help teachers reflect on their own practice and bridge the gap between new knowledge and own practice.