Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School

Course code

MLM7113.DT

old course code

Course title in Estonian

Gümnaasiumi matemaatika õpetamise metoodika

Course title in English

Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School

ECTS credits

6.0

Assessment form

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lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester

Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.

lecturer of 2024/2025 Spring semester

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Course aims

To provide the student with an overview of didactical questions related to teaching of mathematics at highschool level.

Brief description of the course

General description of the secondary mathematics curriculum. Curricula for different types of high school. Knowledge about the content of the school subject:

The extension of the notion of real number: rational and irrational numbers. Real numbers in everyday life, approximate computations. Methodology of teaching of

equations and inequalities. Elements of vector calculus and trigonometry in gymnasium. Coordinate method, equations of several curves. Elementary functions.

Notions of limit, derivative and integral, their applications. Statistics and theory of probability in secondary school. Straight lines and planes in 3 dimensional space. State examinations in mathematics and their effect for teaching mathematics. Based on the Mathematics Methods course student realises individual tasks in the school. The feedback from students and mentoring teacher will be analysed.

The extension of the notion of real number: rational and irrational numbers. Real numbers in everyday life, approximate computations. Methodology of teaching of

equations and inequalities. Elements of vector calculus and trigonometry in gymnasium. Coordinate method, equations of several curves. Elementary functions.

Notions of limit, derivative and integral, their applications. Statistics and theory of probability in secondary school. Straight lines and planes in 3 dimensional space. State examinations in mathematics and their effect for teaching mathematics. Based on the Mathematics Methods course student realises individual tasks in the school. The feedback from students and mentoring teacher will be analysed.

Learning outcomes in the course

Upon completing the course the student:

- knows the goals and organizational rules of mathematics education presented in the national curriculum;

- knows the structure and basic content elements of high school mathematics and can justify them;

- can solve high school math problems;

- has an overview of high school mathematics educational literature and online materials;

- can plan and analyze the learning process;

- have acquired basic skills for planning mathematics education, planning a credit lesson and implementing it.

- knows the goals and organizational rules of mathematics education presented in the national curriculum;

- knows the structure and basic content elements of high school mathematics and can justify them;

- can solve high school math problems;

- has an overview of high school mathematics educational literature and online materials;

- can plan and analyze the learning process;

- have acquired basic skills for planning mathematics education, planning a credit lesson and implementing it.

Teacher

Jüri Kurvits

Prerequisite course 1

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