Project mathematics update
About this course
Suggested study hours 30
Format pdf for 10 booklets
There are three components to the materials.
PM751 One booklet containing notes on the central importance of generalisation in secondary mathematics, and a large collection of situations which call upon expressing generality.
PM751: Expressing generality
PM752 Five booklets each on a different mathematical theme: decimals, infinity, notation, picturing functions and doing and undoing, full of tasks with some commentary.
PM752A: Actions into words
PM752B: Doing and undoing
PM752C: Approaching infinity
PM752D: Picturing functions
PM752E: Dealing with decimals
PM753 Four booklets providing a structured approach to preparing to teach any topic, exemplified in equations, probability, ratio and angle.
PM753A: Preparing to teach angle
PM753B: Preparing to teach ratio
PM753C: Preparing to teach equations
PM753D: Preparing to teach probability
The structured approach is described more fully in Mason & Johnston-Wilder (2008) and other academic publications.
Who is the course for?
PM751 and PM753 could be used by secondary students looking for further stimulation beyond the regular curriculum. They could be used by people studying to become teachers or by teachers who want to extend their appreciation of mathematical themes and topics.