As a teacher, you will play a critical role in ensuring that students are provided with quality learning experiences in the maths and numeracy domain. You need to understand relevant mathematical concepts, and also understand and develop pedagogical approaches that maximise students’ learning opportunities and engagement with maths concepts.
Maths skills are also needed to undertake research in Education since quantitative and mixed-methods methodologies are increasingly being employed by educational researchers. Even if you are not directly involved in research, you will have to be able to interpret quantitative research results as published in academic sources (e.g. effectiveness of educational interventions).
Here we focus on diverse aspects related to teaching and understanding mathematical concepts rather than mathematical calculations. Links to resources which cover these are covered in other sections of Achieve@uni. The four aspects are:
- Mathematical concepts for Education students, and where to find further resources and help
- Teaching mathematics
- How to deal with maths anxiety
- Understanding quantitative research data
Test your Maths Skills
If you would like to test your maths skills, complete the Numeracy Success Indicator (NSI).