Maths for teachers of A Level Geography

Overview

Maths for A level Geography is a course for teachers wishing to build their confidence in teaching the quantitative requirements (page 28) of A level Geography. This course is part of the Geography and Core Maths Initiative, which is being run in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) For further information and resources see www.rgs.org/geomaths.

These free, online sessions are for geography teachers who wish to build their confidence when using mathematics in the teaching of A Level Geography. The six sessions will look at a range of statistical and analytical content. During the sessions we will model approaches to teaching mathematical content and share ideas on how to engage students in meaningful discussions about data in geography.

Course features:

  • Six interactive live online sessions each no more than two hours long
  • Access to our online Integral platform of support materials, resources and online group forum
  • Certification of successful completion of the course should four or more of the live sessions be attended.

Aims

  • Develop confidence in teaching the quantitative elements of Geography
  • Explore ways in which the use of technology can improve statistical and analytical comprehension
  • Build on existing pedagogical skills

Who will benefit from attending?

These sessions are aimed at teachers of Geography or trainee teachers of Geography who would like to increase their confidence in teaching the quantitative content of Geography.

In the first session, no prior knowledge or experience will be assumed. Subsequent sessions may build on some knowledge and skills covered in prior sessions, so teachers are encouraged to attend the entire series if possible.

If you are unable to attend the online sessions then you may like to consider our On Demand Core Maths Foundations course. This will enable you to study a range of mathematical topics at a time that suits you.

The aims and intended outcomes of both these courses are consistent with the principles set out in the Education Inspection Framework.

As spaces are limited on this course we will be writing to confirm that your place has been allocated approximately one month prior to the first session (ie prior to the October half term break).

Materials and Equipment

During online sessions, we give delegates opportunities to discuss ideas with each other in breakout rooms. Participants should expect to be proactive in communicating during sessions, so we strongly encourage the use of microphones and webcams

Other Information

These events will be run in Zoom. Teachers who sign up will be emailed in the days prior to the sessions and again on the day of each session with a link to register for the meeting in order to receive a link to the Zoom room.

Eligibility

Due to the way we are funded, priority will be given to geography teachers from state-funded schools and colleges (including trainee geography teachers) in England, who can attend free of charge. Teachers from other institutions are very welcome to apply and will be accepted, subject to paying the course fee of £195, provided we have the capacity.

Cost

This course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools and colleges in England. For others the course fee is £195.

Study Schedule

These online sessions will begin at 4pm and run for 2 hours.

Session Date
Teaching averages and variation Wednesday 9th November
The chi-squared test Wednesday 23rd November
Analysing, contextualising and processing in geography Wednesday 7th December
Using technology to work with data Wednesday 18th January
Spearman's rank and correlation Wednesday 8th February
Exploring large data sets Wednesday 1st March

Key Facts

Event ref:

#10111

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Use of technology, Curriculum planning, Maths in other subjects

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

12 hours

Online sessions:

6

Region:

National

Date:

Wed 9th Nov 2022

Course times:

16:00 - 18:00

Fee:

Free for state-funded schools, £195 otherwise

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Queries?

If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Teacher Support Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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