Explore how the number system we use every day actually works
Investigate patterns created when exploring factors of numbers, multiples of numbers and prime factorisation of numbers
Explain when and why two negatives make a positive
Describe the order in which operations are performed
Explore a variety of different number sequences
We use numbers every day, but do we really appreciate how they work?
There are lots of fascinating connections and patterns to explore once you delve into the mathematical structure of how simple numbers work.
On this course, you will develop an understanding of the underlying mathematical structure of everyday mathematics.
You will learn why mathematical methods work and find the connections between different areas of maths so that you can appreciate the interconnected nature of different maths topics.
The history of numbers and different types of numbers
Working in different number bases
Factors, multiples and prime numbers
The order in which we perform calculations
This course is designed for teachers and educators who don’t have a specialism in maths but wish to learn mathematical methods and improve their understanding.
new teachers, student teachers or people just about to start their teaching career who are interested in increasing their mathematical subject knowledge
inexperienced teachers of mathematics for whom mathematics was not a major part of their degree
non-specialist teachers of mathematics whose expertise lies elsewhere.
teachers of science
teachers of technology, engineering, and other related subjects
parents wishing to support their children.