AS and A level Maths: Mechanics

Overview

Live Online Professional Development (LOPD) courses form a programme of innovative online courses, designed to enable teachers to develop their teaching with confidence in a convenient, stress-free way.

LOPD courses are delivered using a browser-based online classroom that allows participants to collaborate online in real time. The courses aim both to cover subject content common to all current specifications and to facilitate the exchange of teaching ideas. Rather than attending a one or two day course away from school or college, participants will use the internet to meet weekly online.

This course comprises eight online sessions with an experienced tutor, each between 60 and 90 minutes in length and delivered in a small group of teachers allowing opportunities for interaction and discussion. An optional introductory session is also available for those teachers who are fully new to teaching Mechanics.

Aims

  • To provide teachers with an opportunity to improve or refresh their subject knowledge of the main topics that typically feature in AS and A level mechanics
  • To provide opportunities to interact with the course tutors and other delegates in a small group to discuss subject content, resources and teaching ideas.

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers who are new to offering the mechanics element of the A level Mathematics course and those who are seeking to refresh their approach in this context.

Content

  • Kinematics
  • Newton's laws and simple equilibrium
  • Motion under gravity - 1D and 2D
  • Friction
  • Resolving forces
  • Dynamics for motion on a plane
  • Moments in simple static contexts

Materials and Equipment

You will need access to a good internet connection, using Chrome or Firefox as a browser. You will need a headset with a microphone to engage with the live sessions and most courses also require a means of sharing handwritten maths, such as a mini-whiteboard and webcam, a visualiser or a graphics tablet. Full details of how to set these up can be found on our online classroom support page

Other Information

The order of topics may be subject to change.

 

Eligibility

All teachers are eligible for this course, however free places are available only to teachers in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Applications for free places will be checked to verify eligibility.

Teachers must ensure that they are able to attend the live sessions before applying for a place as our courses are subject to very high demand: please do not apply for a place if you will not be able to attend at least a majority of sessions. Further instances of our courses will be added to meet demand; if you are not able to attend a majority of the sessions in this course, you might like to consider completing our register of interest form and letting us know when would be better for you. 

Cost

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

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Key Facts

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Online sessions:

9

Fee:

Free for state-funded schools; £195 otherwise

Queries?

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

LOPD Team
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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