Course Title: 
Advanced Pedagogy of Mathematics
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Advanced Pedagogy of Mathematics' is a course offered in the sixth semester of Integrated B.Sc. - B.Ed. in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

On completion of the course, the student teacher will;

  • Acquire the knowledge of Professional Competencies of a Mathematics Teacher.
  • Develop an Understanding about extended curricular activities for Teaching Mathematics.
    • Develop Skill of Constructing Achievement and Diagnostic Tests.
    • Organizing Co-Curricular Activity.

Unit I: Curricular Activities

  1. Mathematics Projects.
  2. Developing Mathematics Laboratory. 
  3. Mathematics club.

Unit II: Recent trends in Mathematics

  1. Co-operative Learning.
  2. Mathematics Olympiad.
  3. Use of Calculators, m-learning.

Unit III: Assessment in Mathematics

  1. Construction of Unit Test. 
  2. Preparation of Balanced question paper.
  3. Evaluation of Projects and Assignments.
  4. Diagnosis and Remediation – Diagnostic Test Construction.
  5. National Talent Search Scheme.

Unit IV: Mathematics Teacher

  1. Qualities.
  2. Professional Competencies.

Unit V: Professional Development

  1. Professional Development: in-service Programes, Continuing Education, Research Activities – Action Research.
  2. Seminars, Workshops and Conferences.
  3. Teacher Associations – NCTM, AMTI, AISMTA.
  1. Brian, Bolt (2005) 101-Projects in Mathematics, London, Cambridge University Press.
  2. Burger, Edward B. &Star bird, Michael (1999) The Heart of Mathematics, California, Key College Publishers.
  3. Butler & Wren (1965) the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics London, MC Graw Hill book company.
  4. NCERT (1984) Content cum Methodology of Teaching Mathematics, New Delhi.
  5. NCERT (2000) National Curriculum Frame Work for School Education, New Delhi.
  6. NCERT (2005) National Curriculum Frame Work, New Delhi.
  7. NCTM (1971) Evaluation in Mathematics. New York. NCTM. 
  8. Polya, G, (1965), Mathematical Discovery Vol I & II, New York, John Wiley and Sons.
  9. Polya, G, (1985), How to Solve it, New Delhi, Prentice Hall, Private Ltd.
  10. Sidhu K.S. (2002) The Teaching of Mathematics, Bangalore, Sterling Publisher (Pvt.) Limited.
  1. Achievement test- concept and importance.
  2. Diagnostic test.
  3. Mathematics club activities.
  4. Teacher associations-functions.
  5. Review of articles related to mathematics teaching.
  6. Interaction with students of other colleges of education.
  7. Conducting Action Research (Practice-in-teaching).
  8. Organizing mathematics quiz (Practice-in-teaching).