NW Conference for Further Maths Teachers Day 1

Manchester

Aims

  • To examine the key concepts in common core and selected options for A level Further Mathematics
  • To discuss a range of approaches to teaching Further Pure and Options effectively and in an engaging manner
  • To provide access to a wide variety of suitable resources
  • To explore ways of embedding Technology and the overarching themes of Problem Solving and Modelling into the curriculum

Who will benefit from attending?

This course should appeal to teachers who are new to teaching A level Further Mathematics, as well as those who would like to refresh their knowledge or find out more about the new curriculum.

There will be a choice of sessions as detailed below.

Teachers may book for either one or both days of the CPD depending on which topics are relevant. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Content

NW Conference for Further Maths Teachers Level Draft Programme:

 

 

 

Day 1 (Tuesday 18th June)

 

 

     

 

 

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

 

 

1st Year Pure

2nd Year Pure

Options

 

 

 

 

 

10.00 – 12.30

session 1

Matrices

Matrices

Selected 1stYear Mechanics topics 

 

 

 

 

 

1.15 – 3.45

session 2

Complex Numbers

Complex Numbers

Selected 1stYear Stats topics 

     
     
 

Day 2 (Monday 24th June)

 
     

 

 

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

 

 

1st Year Pure

2nd Year Pure

Options

 

 

 

 

 

10.00 – 12.30

session 1

Proof and Further Algebra

Vectors

Selected 2ndYear Mechanics topics

 

 

 

 

 

1.15 – 3.45

session 2

Differential Equations

Geogebra for Further Pure

Selected 2ndYear Statistics topics

 

Programme

NW Conference for Further Maths Teachers Session Descriptions

 

 

 

Day 1 (Tuesday 18th June)

 

 

     

 

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

session 1

 First Year Matrices

Second Year Matrices

1st Year Mechanics topics 

 

From simple arrays to 3D geometry, including 2D and 3D transformations, invariant points and applications of the inverse matrix to algebraic and geometrical problems.  

Determinant and inverse of 3x3 matrices, solution of 3 simultaneous equations,

Work / Energy / Power

Impulse / Momentum 

session 2

First Year Complex Numbers

Second Year Complex Numbers

1st Year Stats topics 

 

From complex quadratic roots to the Argand diagram, including standard operations, modulus-argument form and the representation of loci and regions in the complex plane.

Exponential Form, de Moivre’s Theorem, Roots, Geometric Problems

Discrete Random Variables

Poisson Distribution

Chi—Squared Distribution

Hypothesis Test for Correlation

     
     
 

           Day 2 (Monday 24th June)

 

     

 

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

session 1

Proof and Further Algebra

Vectors

2nd Year Mechanics topics

 

Relationships between a polynomial roots and its coefficients. various applications of proof by induction. Summations and an introduction to method of differences.  

Scalar product, Vector and Cartesian equations of lines and planes, distance between 2 lines and from a point to a line, angle between 2 lines, angle between 2 planes, angle between a line and a plane, distance from a point to a plane, intersection line and plane. 

 

Dimensional analysis, circular motion, Hooke’s law, centres of mass.

session 2

Differential Equations

GeoGebra for Further Pure

2nd Year Statistics topics

 

First Order Differential Equations

Integrating Factors

Second Order Differential Equations

Applications

 

This session will look at the use of GeoGebra for teaching complex numbers, matrices, vector geometry and polar curves. There will be an opportunity to create some files for teacher presentation use as well as considering some classroom tasks for students. Teachers should bring a laptop with GeoGebra installed to this session.  

The Geometric distribution.

The Central Limit Theorem.

Hypothesis tests for the sample mean using a Normal distribution,

Confidence intervals for the mean using a Normal distribution (and extensions of these if time allows!)

         

 

 

 

Cost

This event is Free

Key Facts

Event ref:

#4976

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Statistics, Pure, Discrete, Problem solving

Event format:

Conference

Event length:

1 day

Region:

North West

Venue:

University of Manchester,
M1 3AL

Date:

Tue 18th Jun 2019

Course times:

10:00 - 16:00

Fee:

Free

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Queries?

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

Abigail Bown
[email protected]
07887994086

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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