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Ambassador Scheme In Mathematics MATHS4114P

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

To provide experience in the identification, design and delivery of a mathematical activity appropriate to a class of pupils in primary or secondary education.



Requirements of Entry

Students should show an interest in primary or secondary education. Candidates will be interviewed as part of the selection process for admission to the course. Before starting the course, students must successfully complete the Disclosure Scotland process.


Project - 100%, comprising 20% assessment from school staff, 80% assessment from staff in the degree programme.

(20% in log book submitted before end of Semester 1; 20% from school submitted before the end of Semester 1; 60% from a written report of the project submitted before end of Semester 2 [The length of the report should be equivalent to that submitted for other independent project work at level 4.]).

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

■ To provide experience in the identification, design and delivery of a mathematical activity appropriate to a class of pupils in primary or secondary education.

■ To provide an opportunity to communicate insights in mathematics to school pupils.

■ To provide an insight to the teaching of mathematics in primary or secondary education to aid decision-making about teaching as a career.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

demonstrate knowledge of a part of the mathematical curriculum in primary or secondary education appropriate to the school pupils involved in the project;

with supervision, manage school pupils in primary or secondary education;

select an appropriate aspect of mathematics, plan an activity suitable for the classroom, execute it and discussing the findings with children of school age;

write a detailed report on the scope of the project, including describing steps preparatory to the activity, describing its execution, giving an informed assessment of its success against objective criteria and reflecting upon the wider application of the area selected and teaching approach adopted.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.