# L5 Mathematical topics

Topics covered in the Level 5 Additional Diploma in teaching Mathematics (numeracy) or equivalent, such as the 'Misrepresentation of data' and the 'Nature of proof and argument'.

I just chanced upon this interesting site – looks like it might be useful on the diploma course.

There is a lot of mathematics theory, split into 13 subject areas including primes, infinity; topology; geometry, and much more. Plus a useful ‘Math Family Tree’ which look at the history of the 13 subject areas and “illustrates how early mathematicians and their breakthroughs (as far back as 25,000 B.C.E.) influenced those that came later”.

PlusMaths is a great online magazine covering all sorts of different things. I love the Maths for Skills poster and the puzzles.

Some of the ideas can be used in a classroom setting, or to create debate about maths in ‘the real world’. The packages are fab for this and can really help reinforce your own knowledge and understanding if you’ve ended up teaching Maths/numeracy without really having a firm background in it.

The beginnings of Greek mathematics has much useful information on the nature of proof. Ideal reference for the **Nature of Argument and Proof** Assignment in the Level 5 ADTLLS (mathematics).

Parts of this book can be browsed online at Amazon and include useful information about Diophantus.

Ideal reference for the **Nature of Argument and Proof** assignment in the Level 5 ADTLLS (mathematics).

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy amazing Factasia site from RB Jones ‘mostly covers philosophy and logic’ has many useful pages including Classic Greek Mathematics and A Short History of Rigour in Mathematics.

Ideal reference for the **Nature of Argument and Proof** Assignment in the Level 5 ADTLLS (mathematics).