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This free course, Experiences of learning mathematics, is aimed at teachers who wish to review how they go about the practice of teaching maths, those who are considering becoming maths teachers, or those who are studying maths courses and would like to understand more about the teaching process.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand some current issues in mathematics education, such as the relationship of mathematics content to mathematics processes
- understand a variety of approaches to the teaching of mathematics such as 'do-talk-record'
- approach mathematical problems and tasks in a flexible way.
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Experiences of learning mathematics
This course is aimed at teachers who wish to review how they go about the practice of teaching maths, those who are considering becoming maths teachers, or those who are studying maths courses and would like to understand more about the teaching process.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 2 study in.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Mathematics Education courses or view the range of currently available OU Mathematics Education courses.
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Originally published: Friday, 1st August 2008
Last updated on: Monday, 22nd February 2016
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