In the final year of the Mathematics with Education degree there are two specialized modules on Education. Here I will briefly discuss the module: MATH3619 Education Project.
The official description of this module is:
Students have the opportunity to study an area of mathematics education in a final year project. Students work individually and independently, with help and advice from a supervisor, on the chosen topic. The project is assessed through contributions to group discussions and the preparation of a dissertation.
At the end of the second year, the students meet with Dr Jenny Sharp, to discuss their project. The first stage is a big literature review on some aspect of teaching mathematics. The students start reading papers on teaching mathematics over the summer. The literature review generates a question that is tested in a small scale study in the final year of study.
Some of the typical topics are
- Visual and audio communication in the teaching of mathematics.
- Peer assisted learning.
- Students with dyscalculia.
- Comparing different mathematics qualifications
The results of the project are written up as a dissertation.