Maths Subject Knowledge: Proportion, Ratio and Scaling
National STEM Learning Centre
  • Start Date: 08 Jun, 2020
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn how to solve proportional reasoning problems and apply them to real-world contexts and STEM subjects.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Subject knowledge for teachers and educators without a maths background


Proportional reasoning and the use of ratios is required across different areas of the mathematics curriculum. It is essential to many areas of science and technology and is used in a range of situations in both life and work.


In this course we will explore different mathematical strategies to enable you to solve proportional reasoning problems. By participating in this course you will discover multiplicative reasoning strategies, links between ratio and proportion and the ability to scale things up and to scale things down.


This course is designed specifically for teachers and educators who do not have a specialism in maths, but wish to learn mathematical methods and improve their understanding. This course is suitable for:



  • 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


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

National STEM Learning Centre

The National STEM Learning Centre provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The Centre is a purpose-built, state of the art facility based at the University of York backed by an unrivalled team of experts in the fields of education and STEM.

Our team has created a suite of online and bursary supported face-to-face professional development for teachers and support staff throughout their careers. Extensive research shows the direct positive impact of our professional development on participants, students, schools and colleges.

We host a free library of online resources holding thousands of quality assured and curated STEM teaching resources alongside those contributed by the wider teaching community.

You can also join a conversation with thousands of like-minded professionals in our online community.

The National STEM Learning Centre is operated by STEM Learning Ltd. STEM Learning (formerly Myscience) is an initiative of the White Rose University Consortium (comprising the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York) and Sheffield Hallam University. STEM Learning manages the National Science Learning Network, the National STEM Centre and other programmes supporting STEM education.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

You may be able to download course materials after enrolling in this course. If not, all of the necessary course materials provided by the course instructor will be available on the provider's course page.
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