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MTH6110 Communicating and Teaching Mathematics: the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme (Semester B 2011)

Summary: MTH6110 Communicating and Teaching Mathematics: the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme
(Semester B 2011)
Lecturer: Dr. Craig B. Agnor Office Hours: W 11-12 T 4-5
Office: Maths 512
Phone: +44 (0)20 7882 7045 Email: C.B.Agnor
The Module
This module provides an opportunity for final year students to gain first hand experience of mathematics
education, through a mentoring scheme with mathematics teachers in local schools.
Students will typically begin by observing the teacher's handling of the class and progress from this class-
room assistant stage through small teaching tasks to at least one opportunity to undertake whole class teach-
ing, possibly for a short part of a lesson. As Student Ambassadors, they will represent and promote mathe-
matics as a potential university choice.
Students will undertake and evaluate a special project on the basis of discussion with the teacher. This may
involve a specific in-class teaching problem or an extra-curricular project such as a lunchtime club or special
coaching periods for higher ability pupils. The student will keep a journal of their own progress in working
in the classroom environment, and they will be asked to submit a reflective written report on the special
project and other relevant aspects of the school placement experience.
This module is being offered in conjunction with the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme (http://www.uas.ac.uk/).
Student Roles as Ambassadors


Source: Agnor, Craig B. - Astronomy Unit, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London


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