Didactics of Mathematics in Basic School
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Põhikooli matemaatika õpetamise metoodika
Course title in English
Didactics of Mathematics in Basic School
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
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Course aims
Major. The objective of the subject is to provide the main methodological knowledge for teaching mathematics in basic school.
Brief description of the course
General description of the course of mathematics in basic school. Formation of the definition of number: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers. Methodology for teaching identity variations, whole- and fractional expressions, linear and quadratic equations. Preparatory instruction in the definition of function, simple functional correlations. Geometry, the objectives and methodology of teaching geometry. Equality and similarity of configurations. The methodology of discussing the trigonometry of the right-angled triangle. Formation of the definitions of areas and volumes. Development of statistical thinking, the elements of statistics and the theory of probability in basic school.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows about mathematics curriculum and its structure;
- knows about the didactics of teaching mathematical concepts and solving exercises that are included into secondary mathematics curriculum.

Jüri Kurvits