This unique qualification will give you an understanding of how people learn mathematics, and an insight into different teaching approaches. Designed primarily with teachers - or those interested in mathematics education - in mind, it will develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching of mathematics and statistics, and broaden your ideas about what it means to learn and use these subjects. You'll gain a good grounding in mathematics (pure and applied), and in statistics - with the opportunity to focus your studies on either discipline as you progress.
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.