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BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS

To help you feel prepared for your BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics Education studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Read on to find out more:

Suggested reading

You’ll be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September.

In the meantime, you might like to begin your reading before starting your degree. We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, we suggest that you do some background reading on the teaching of mathematics in schools using the following:

  • Teaching mathematics in the secondary school (Developing as a Reflective Secondary Teacher), by Paul Chambers, and Robert Timlin, 2019.
  • Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience (Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series), by Sue Johnston-Wilder, Peter Johnston-Wilder, David Pimm and Clare Lee. 2010.

Free online course

This FREE course will support students in making the transition to university as smooth as possible, through consolidation of essential A level Mathematics skills across a wide range of the subject content. The course enables students to learn more about topics they will meet in their first-year studies and provides opportunities to explore topics in greater depth using suggestions for wider reading.

Access the free online course

Useful websites

Keeping up to date with the latest developments in the education world is a great way to prepare for your course. Here are some websites that we think you’ll find useful. And you should also try and find some good websites of your own:

Your tasks

We have created a selection of tasks which will help you to prepare for your course and enhance your professional profile.

We recommend that you keep your responses and notes together in a portfolio of pre-course work as they may well come in useful in the future.

Task 1. Self evaluation
Task 2. Developing your knowledge
Task 3. Preparing to study mathematics

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