##### 6805 - Teaching Mathematics I - Algebra and Geometry from an Educational Perspective

Course information

- Title
- Teaching Mathematics I - Algebra and Geometry from an Educational Perspective
- Course number
- 6805.22
- Academic year
- 2024-2025
- ECTS
- 10.00
- Level
- Bachelor
- Faculties
- Education
- Educations
- BEd in Primary and Lower Secondary Education
- Prerequisites
- Students must be enrolled at NÁD as preservice teachers.
- Language of instruction
- The course is taught in Faroese. The textbook is in Danish and other instructional materials are in Scandinavian languages and Faroese. Group work, disucssions, presentations etc. are in Faroese.
- Registration
- Students on the second, third and fourth academic year of Bachelor of Education in Primary and Lower Secondary Education apply for specialised subjects via Moodle. Applicants for an individual course may apply via the Faculty of Education Office, if there are available places.
- Beginning date
- Tuesday, August 27, 2024
- End date
- Friday, December 20, 2024

Academic content

- Purpose
- To prepare the students to teach mathematics in grades 6-10, focusing in particular on algebra and geometry. The students should develop a clear understanding of the mathematical content in Faroese primary school. In addition, the students should acquire research-based knowledge on how teaching can be planned and completed in relation to this content in order to support pupils’ development, while taking into account pupils’ varying cognitive and social preconditions.
- Learning outcomes
- At the end of the course, the students should be able to: • Explain mathematical content within algebra and geometry in grades 6-10 in the Faroese primary school. • Solve tasks that are suitable for pupils in grades 6-10, including modeling and problem-solving tasks. • Show examples of investigative and deductive methods in mathematics teaching. • Reflect and contemplate on research related to development of understanding of numbers and methods in arithmetic and algebra. • Explain and justify how a teacher can prepare, complete, and evaluate inspirational and substantial mathematics teaching, with reference to mathematics education theory.
- Content
- The main themes in course are: • Generalizations, equations, and functions. • Interest calculations, problem solving, model development in mathematics. • Classical and analytical Geometry, including reasoning, argumentation, and proof. • Trigonometry and non-Euclidean geometry. • Mathematics curriculum in the Faroese primary school. • Teaching materials, methods, and evaluation in mathematics teaching.
- Learning and teaching approaches
- Groupwork, class assignments, lectures, self-study, home assignments, presentations and classroom discussions.

Assessment

- Assessment method
- Active participation: Throughout the course, students are required to hand in several assignments such as overview papers, presentations, and written tests. These assignments must be passed.
- Examination (internal/external)
- Internal
- Grading scale
- Passed/Failed
- Exam date/dates
- Information will come later
- Deadline for withdrawal from exam
- Tuesday, August 27, 2024

Academic responsibility and teachers

- Academic responsibility
- Ingi Heinesen Højsted
- Teachers
- Søren Antoft