Mathematics is an essential tool of science. It teaches structured, logical thinking. Mathematics makes it possible to formulate abstract and practical problems, to simplify and solve them. Its importance grows with society‘s increasing technization – all modern technologies would be impossible without mathematical achievements.
The Bachelor’s teaching degree program conveys the foundations of mathematics and teaches how to confidently use its tools. Lectures on teaching the subject and the accompanying education science studies prepare students for the school internship in the follow-on Master’s program.
The most important qualities are enjoyment in working with mathematics, delight in thinking and accuracy, and possessing a faculty for abstraction as well as wanting to get to the bottom of things. Study of mathematics also requires being prepared for much hard work, discipline and having a high frustration threshold. The lecture material should be reviewed consistently and thoroughly and practice problems must be solved for deeper understanding. Applying the methods learned to developing your own solutions and proofs also plays a part in this.