Mathematics is a subject that plays a key role in our modern civilization, as a tool to understand and function in society and as bearer of a tradition with roots in many of the world’s ancient cultures. Mathematics is used to investigate the universe, systematize experiences and describe and understand natural and social relations. The pleasure obtained from working with the subject has in itself been a source of inspiration for mankind’s development of mathematics.
The programme subject shall give an introduction to numbers theory, complex numbers, and probability and statistics. It shall demonstrate how the interaction between mathematical subjects and applied problems is mutually beneficial. In addition, the programme subject shall link the historical development of the respective mathematical subjects to different cultures.
One of the main purposes of the programme subject is to explore classic maths subjects and their application. Teaching in the programme subject shall be organized so as to develop the pupils’ abilities in creative thinking, systematic experimentation, logical reasoning, critical evaluation and discussion.
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