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Bachelor 2019/2020

Mathematical English

Type: Compulsory course (Mathematics)
Area of studies: Mathematics
When: 3 year, 3 module
Mode of studies: Blended
Instructors: Сосинский Алексей Брониславович, Marat Rovinsky
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Preparation of students to be able to use English for formulating mathematical results and giving talks on their work. A familiarity with the constructive approach invented by Sossinsky, by means of which a rather small collection of standard linguistic devices may be applied to produce correct and meaningful texts in English, specifically on mathematical themes. This course is compulsory. Pre-requisites : Basic knowledge of English.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To enable students to be able to write clearly understandable and easily readable texts on mathematics in correct English.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understand basic principles of Mathematical English
  • Can write simple mathematical texts
  • Know standard constructions of Mathematical English
  • Can write by formulae and describe pictures
  • Can talk about mathematics
  • Can write a mathematical article
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Basic principles of Mathematical English
  • Writing simple mathematical texts
  • Standard constructions of Mathematical English
  • Formulae, pictures
  • Giving a talk about mathematics
  • Preparing an article
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Weekly homework tasks
  • non-blocking Written exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.1(online tests)+0.9(final essay)
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students: with answers, Murphy R., 1992
  • Essential grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English: with answers, Murphy R., 1994

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Mathematical English : учебник английского для математиков, Сосинский, А. Б., 2017