Mathematics

Maths for the Trivial to the Profound

The mathematics course this year has been divided into three main studies;

The power of elementary number theory to answer far from elementary puzzles.

An introduction to error-correcting codes – a concept of vital importance in any problems involving transmission and reception of information (e.g. signals from a satellite orbiting a distant planet).

The psychology of learning (and teaching) maths. Young children don’t do abstraction, but we expect them to do mathematics. Mathematical truths are abstractions but they are abstractions from everyday reality. How can this be used to ensure that learners’ knowledge is securely based rather than just accepted “because teacher said it is true”?!

Level of Ability: GCSE Standard

Teaching Style:
Traditional
Group Work
Discussion
Seminar

Tutor: John Baylis

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