Accessibility Statement for Mathematical thinking in schools (ME620)
Mode of study
All of this module's study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips and diagrams. Online materials also include links to external resources, prepared computer files, interactive quizzes, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Students can download (non-interactive) pdf versions of text and diagrams for offline use.
The print-on-demand service allows all students to request printed copies of the pdf files at low cost. Please contact student support services if receiving these printed copies would be a reasonable adjustment for your needs.
This module provides online learning events only. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning. Tutorials are recorded for later viewing.
Working with others
You are required to work with one or more learners to complete this module. This will involve observing your learners doing mathematics tasks on 4-8 occasions during the module. You will need to make arrangements for this yourself. It is feasible for friends or family members to act as your learners, but it is preferable if you can work with secondary age children.
You will not be required to work with other students as part of the assessment for this module, but you will be invited to take part in forum exchanges, small group and tutorial wide discussions during online tutorials, if you attend these.
Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations
Mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions are used throughout the module and you will be required to use such notation within assessment.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain some videos, diagrams and graphs. Reading these is an important part of the study of this module. Figure descriptions are provided for essential figures.
Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.
Specialist reading material
In this module you will be working with specialist reading material such as mathematical notation. These are delivered online.
This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted in paper form or online via the OU electronic TMA system, and an End-of-Module Assessment submitted online.
You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.
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