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ED1008: RADICAL RECONSTRUCTIONS OF MATHEMATICS (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course aims to develop a deeper, more relationship understanding of your own mathematics as an interconnected body of ideas through four main themes: developing connections, valuing and appreciating diversity, developing mathematical talk and developing flexibility.  The interest is in '...not just what we know but how we know it, how we are aware of it, how we use it and how we exemplify it' (Watson & Barton, 2012: 67).  This focus on what 'doing mathematics' might look like will encourage you to challenge assumptions, beliefs and values about learning mathematics as an interpersonal constructive activity.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Helen Martin

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Main topic areas: Developing connections; Mathematics as an interconnected body of ideas; Valuing and appreciating diversity; Social, cultural and historical influences on mathematical understanding; Developing mathematical talk; Learning mathematics as an interpersonal constructive activity; Developing flexibility; Exploring multiple representations of mathematical concepts. All of these involve aspects of algebra, geometry, number, probability and statistics.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 7 - 11, 13 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Tutorial work both on campus and online

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Informal oral feedback from both peers and tutors throughout the on campus time. Informal written feedback during online tutorials. Formal written feedback will be provided in response to the presentation taking into account the tutorial work with an opportunity to meet and discuss with the tutor if requested by the student.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Informal oral feedback from both peers and tutors throughout the on campus time. Formal written feedback will be provided in response to the presentation taking into account the tutorial work with an opportunity to meet and discuss with the tutor if requested by the student.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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