Maths Subject Knowledge: Understanding Numbers
Duration 4 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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Improve your subject knowledge of numbers as part of the maths curriculum
We use numbers every day, but do we really appreciate how they work?
There are lots of fascinating connections and patterns to explore once you delve into the mathematical structure of how simple numbers work.
On this course, you will develop an understanding of the underlying mathematical structure of everyday mathematics.
You will learn why mathematical methods work and find the connections between different areas of maths so that you can appreciate the interconnected nature of different maths topics.
What topics will you cover?
- The history of numbers and different types of numbers
- Working in different number bases
- Factors, multiples and prime numbers
- The order in which we perform calculations
- Exact answers
- Number sequences
When would you like to start?
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Who is the course for?
This course is designed for teachers and educators who don’t have a specialism in maths but wish to learn mathematical methods and improve their understanding.
new teachers, student teachers or people just about to start their teaching career who are interested in increasing their mathematical subject knowledge
inexperienced teachers of mathematics for whom mathematics was not a major part of their degree
non-specialist teachers of mathematics whose expertise lies elsewhere.
teachers of science
teachers of technology, engineering, and other related subjects
parents wishing to support their children.
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