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 personalise 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.