Aim of the subject
Teaching in mathematics should aim for students developing their ability to work mathematically. This involves developing an understanding of mathematical concepts and methods, as well as different strategies for solving mathematical problems and using mathematics in social and professional situations. Through teaching, students are given the opportunity to challenge, deepen and broaden their creativity and mathematical skills. In addition, it should contribute to students developing the ability to apply mathematics in different contexts, and understand its importance for the individual and society. Teaching should cover a variety of working forms and methods, where investigative activities form a part. Where appropriate, teaching should take place in environments that are relevant and closely related to praxis. Teachers give students the opportunity to communicate using different forms of expression. In addition, it should provide students with challenges, as well as experience in the logic, generalisability, creative qualities and multifaceted nature of mathematics. Through teaching, students’ confidence in their ability to use mathematics in different contexts, and provide scope for problem solving both as a goal and an instrument, is strengthened. Students are given the opportunity to develop their ability to use digital technology, digital media, and other tools which can occur in subjects typical of programmes.
Teaching in mathematics should give students the opportunity to develop their ability to:
- use and describe the meaning of mathematical concepts and their interrelationships
- manage procedures and solve tasks of a standard nature with and without tools
- formulate, analyse and solve mathematical problems, and assess selected strategies, methods and results
- interpret a realistic situation and design a mathematical model, as well as use and assess a model’s properties and limitations
- follow, apply and assess mathematical reasoning
- communicate mathematical thinking orally, in writing, and in action
- relate mathematics to its importance and us
In addition to each member of staff having a one hour tutorial time per week, we also provide support staff. Dedicated staff are on hand to provide students with as much help as they need with their Math courses. We also have an open door policy, encouraging students to ask for help or guidance from any teacher when that teacher is available.
TeachersThe Department has a staff of qualified Maths teachers who can all teach across the full range of courses in both the Swedish programmes and the International Baccalaureate programme.
Ms. BushMaths Teacher and Head of Pavlov House
Ms. Bush is originally from California. She has a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from University of California, Santa Cruz, a Teaching Credential in Mathematics and Bilingual Education from California Polytechnic University, SLO and a certificate in Educational Leadership from Cambridge University. Prior to joining IEGS, she taught 5 years in California and joins us after 3 years of teaching and leading the Maths Department at IES Täby.
Mr. KhanMaths Teacher
Mr. Khan was born and raised in Stockholm but later on moved to Västerås to pursue his studies in Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Robotics from Mälardalen University. He completed part of his education as an exchange student in South Korea. He worked as a teacher's assistant at Mälardalen University prior to his arrival at IEGS.
Ms. LauerMaths Teacher
Ms. Lauer comes from Kentucky. She obtained a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Bachelors of Arts in Secondary STEM Education from the University of Kentucky. During her university studies, she was a mathematics tutor for the College of Engineering and worked at a local maths tutoring center. Ms. Lauer taught at a high school in Kentucky before making the move to Stockholm.
Mr. RichardsonMaths and Physics Teacher
After initially teaching Physics in the UK, Mr. Richardson worked for three years in the nuclear power industry, then spent 30 years in Germany and the US working for Hewlett-Packard in various marketing and management roles in the IT industry before returning to the UK in 2010 to teach Physics, Electronics and Astrophysics to pre-University students. Since moving to Sweden in 2013, he has been active in the Stockholm Astronomy community and as a presenter of popular Astronomy, he has a Swedish radio callsign (SA0KJI) and holds a BSc in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of London.
Ms. TavacovaMaths Teacher
Ms. Tavacova received her Master's degree in teaching Mathematics and English at Charles University in Prague, where she had also worked as a Mathematics teacher at a secondary school. Before moving to Stockholm in 2019, she also worked as a teaching assistant in a specialised educational establishment for children with physical and/or mental disabilities. Throughout her university studies, she volunteered as a tutor in non-profit organisations aimed at socially or culturally disadvantaged children.