So, first Semester is coming to a close and Discovering Mathematics has ended. Overall, I have learnt that fundamental mathematics (connectedness, multiple perspectives, longitudinal coherence and basic ideas) is clearly essential in the wider society as it is present in almost every area of our personal lives and the world around us. I believe that my mathematics has developed throughout this module. At the beginning of this module I as nervous towards the subject of mathematics because it was also a weakness of mine, therefore I had anxiety towards teaching it. This module has however given me confidence in understanding mathematical topics and I now believe in myself to be able to teach it.
In conclusion, as a result of the new knowledge I have developed and the confidence I have gained, I feel I am now becoming far more of a “mathematical thinker” (Mason et al.,2010).
Ma, L., (2010) Knowing and teaching elementary mathematics (Anniversary Ed.) New York: Routledge.
Mason, J., Burton, L. and Stacey, K. (2010) Thinking Mathematically (2nd ed.). Harlow: Pearson Education.