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 to solve them. Its importance grows with society‘s increasing technization – all modern technologies would be impossible without mathematical achievements.
The state examination in teaching study program gives a broad overview of all important areas of mathematics and teaches how to confidently use its tools. Lectures on teaching the subject, the accompanying education science studies, and school internship combine to prepare students for everyday school life.
The most important qualities are enjoyment of 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.