MA30241: Communicating maths
[Page last updated: 23 October 2023]
Academic Year:  2023/24 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Credits:  6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] 
Notional Study Hours:  120 
Level:  Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
Period: 
 Semester 2

Assessment Summary:  CW 100% 
Assessment Detail:  
Supplementary Assessment: 
 Likeforlike reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)

Requisites: 

Learning Outcomes: 
By the end of the unit, you will be able to:
 deliver a variety of mathematical presentations and
 critically evaluate the delivery and whether it is appropriate for the audience.

Aims:  To develop practical techniques for communicating mathematics for educational and enrichment purposes and theoretical ideas to better understand how mathematics is learnt.

Skills:  Written, graphic and spoken communication T/F, A
Problem solving T/F, A
Team work T/F
Project management T/F, A
Critical evaluation T/F, A

Content:  Students will:
 Critically evaluate a range of existing mathematical communication interactions (e.g., in the form of videos, articles, or lesson/workshop/event)
 Reflect on how to inspire, engage, and motivate an audience when delivering mathematical content
 Deliver two Mathematical Interactions, with at least one of these live, which are typically:
 a workshop/masterclass, delivered as a small group, to a live audience
 a piece of content, created for a specific audience (e.g., a video, an article, a lesson, a website)
 Critically evaluate the Mathematical Interactions, with reflections on success and ways to improve outcomes
 Attend sessions covering a range of examples and advice for how to plan, deliver, and evaluate mathematical communication, alongside regular mentoring tutorials with course leaders

Course availability: 
MA30241 is Optional on the following courses:
Department of Economics
 UHESAFB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics (Year 3)
 UHESAAB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 UHESAKB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 UHESACB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
 USMAAFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 3)
 USMAAAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFB13 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFB01 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFB20 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science (Year 3)
 USMAAAB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 4)
 USMAAAM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 5)

Notes:  This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2023/24 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2024/25 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2023/24.
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