Primary Education with Teaching Qualification (Dumfries Campus) MA

Mathematics - Theory And Pedagogy 2 DUMF2012

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course builds upon the knowledge, skills and experience gained in Mathematics - Theory and Pedagogy 1. Students will be provided with the opportunity to further learning and pedagogy through a deeper and broader appreciation of the Mathematics curriculum. This will enable them to develop a firmer understanding of the relationship between learning, teaching and the curriculum. They will continue to undertake critical evaluations of their own personal competence in Mathematics. The course also seeks to equip students with the teaching skills necessary to become competent, effective and enthusiastic teachers of mathematics.


Two hours weekly: one x 1-hour lecture and one x 1-hour tutorial.

Requirements of Entry

Entry to Year 2 of the MA Primary Education with Teaching Qualification.

Excluded Courses





Folio (40%)

Examination (60%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

- Development of the students' knowledge of the primary mathematics curriculum
- Deepening of the students understanding and ski
lls of mathematics
- Enabling of students to undertake, with confidence and enthusiasm, teaching of mathematics at the appropriate level in the two blocks of school experience in the nursery school and in the primary school 

- Expansion of the students' range of teaching methods and development of their skills in lesson planning and preparation in mathematics

- Increase of students' awareness of the role of assessment in the teaching and learning process of mathematics
- Familiarisation of students with the resources and technology that support effective teaching and learning in mathematics

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:
- understand the teaching and learning processes involved in selected number and measure topics

- understand the teaching and learning processes in selected shape, position and movement topics

- understand the teaching and learning processes involved in han
dling information
solve problems using a range of specified strategies and appreciate the implementation of problem solving processes
 critically assess the importance of assessment in the teaching and learning of mathematics
- plan mathematics lessons for the early stages and primary school incorporating the appropriate learning processes

- understand the significance of recent national developments and research in teaching and learning mathematics

- reinforce their mental and numeracy skills.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must normally attend at least 80% of classes, and attempt all summative assessment.