Dr Jenny Sharp
Lecturer in Mathematics (Education)
School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science & Engineering)
Details of the Mathematics Enrichment Programme for schools can be found here: Mathematics Enrichment Programme
I have a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Plymouth.
I am module leader for the Mathematics Education modules which are part of our Mathematics degrees. The School Placement module is for final year students who are interested in teaching as a career. The Mathematics Education Project allows those students who are on the Mathematics with Education Degree and allows them to study in in depth an are of Mathematics Education which will be useful to them once they start their teaching career.
I am module leader for two of the modules on the Foundation Year of the Mathematics Degree. These modules allow the students who are going to progress to the mathematics degrees the chance to develop the skills that will be needed on the degree. We look at 'why' rather than just learning procedures, concentrating on formal proofs, writing mathematics correctly as well as instilling a sense of enjoyment of mathematics.