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SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS GET 6104: SUBJECT METHODS: MATHEMATICS: by Mogoi N. Evans Cell-phone: 0717-818-272/ 0725-241-188 Email:[email protected] Author’s name and Contacts
[email protected] rights reserved for MKU GET 6104: SUBJECT METHODS: MATHEMATICS Credit Hours: 3 Pre-requisites: None Purpose To familiarize students with knowledge, skills and techniques necessary for effective teaching of mathematics in secondary school education. Expected Learning Outcomes By the end of the course unit the learners should be able to: Discuss the Philosophy and foundations of mathematics, general goals and objectives of mathematics Demonstrate the techniques and skills necessary for teaching mathematics in secondary school. Course Content Introduction to mathematics education: Philosophy and foundations of mathematics; general goals and objectives of mathematics; secondary school mathematics curriculum and syllabus; methods of teaching mathematics; learning and instructional theories in teaching mathematics; schemes of work and lesson planning; teaching aids; assessment methods and procedures; trends in the teaching of mathematics. Teaching practice; marking and marking schemes; student’s performance and record keeping micro -teaching. Course Outline WEEK 1 CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Philosophy of mathematics Foundations of mathematics WEEK 2 CHAPTER TWO: GENERAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF MATHEMATICS General goals of teaching mathematics in education Objectives of teaching mathematics in secondary schools WEEK 3 CHAPTER THREE : MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM AND SYLLABUS ; Secondary school mathematics curriculum Secondary school mathematics syllabus
WEEK 4 : METHODS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS Methods of teaching mathematics in secondary schools Learning and instructional theories in teaching mathematics WEEK 5 & 6 CHAPTER FIVE: SCHEMES OF WORK Schemes of work CHAPTER SIX: LESSON PLANNING Lesson planning WEEK 7 CHAPTER SEVEN: TEACHING AIDS Teaching aids WEEK 8 & 9 CHAPTER EIGHT: ASSESSMENT METHODS AND PROCEDURES Assessment Methods Assessment Procedures CHAPTER NINE: MARKING AND MARKING SCHEMES Marking Marking Schemes WEEK 10 & 11 CHAPTER TEN: TRENDS IN THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS Trends in the teaching of mathematics CHAPTER ELEVEN: STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE Students performance analysis Record Keeping WEEK 12 CHAPTER TWELVE: MICRO-TEACHING. Micro-teaching/Peer teaching WEEK 13 CHAPTER THIRTEEN: TEACHING PRACTICE Teaching practice/School Practice
Teaching / Learning Methodologies: Group discussions; Lecturing; Individual assignment; Micro-teaching Instructional Materials and Equipment: Chalk board; Overhead Projectors Course Assessment Examination - 70%; Continuous Assessments (Exercises and Tests) - 30%; Total - 100% Recommended Text Books Vinayak Malhotra (2008); Methods Of Teaching Mathematics ; Commonwealth Publishers Deepak Dayal (2008); Modern Methods Of Teaching Mathematics ; Aph Publishing House

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