Further Discrete/Decision Maths

Reading

Overview

This course will cover key discrete mathematics topics from the new A level Further Mathematics specifications and will introduce teachers to teaching ideas and resources to support their teaching of these topics. Topics include Big M, Simplex method, Floyd'sAlgorithm, Graphs and planarity and touring algorithms.

The course will be delivered using visual presentation, interactive work and practical demonstration. Key course materials will be made available to delegates electronically.

Aims

  • To cover key discrete mathematics topics from the A level Further Mathematics specifications
  • To introduce teachers to teaching ideas and resources to support decision/discrete mathematics
  • To consider common misconceptions in these and other topics
  • To provide hints for preparing students for decision/discrete mathematics exams

Who will benefit from attending?

This course will support teachers offering Discrete and Decision Further Mathematics at A level. An understanding of graph theory, algorithms on networks and (graphical) linear programming is assumed.

Content

Provisional programme:

TimesSession
09:30Arrival and refreshments
09:50Introduction
10:00Planarity & Graph theory
10:45Floyd's Algorithm
11:30Break and refreshments
11:45Introduction to the Simplex Algorithm
12:30Lunch
13:15Big M Methods & Two Step (Simplex Algorithm)
14:15Break and refreshments
14:30Touring algorithms
15:30Resources
15:50Evaluations
16:00Close

Cost

Course Fee: £50 per delegate for teachers from state-funded or independent schools and colleges.

Cheques should be made payable to Edgbarrow School and addressed to:

Tracy Britton,
AMSP Bookings & Admin,
Edgbarrow School,
Grant Road,
Crowthorne,
Berkshire,
RG45 7HZ.

Payment can also be made by BACS transfer using these details:
Sort Code: 30-63-54
Account: 51885960
Reference: AMSP, [Surname], [Initial]

If an invoice is required please email [email protected]

PGCE or GTP trainees may attend this course free of charge if they are accompanied by at least one paying teacher from the same school/college. Enquire by email to the address below for further details of how to take up this special offer

Key Facts

Event ref:

#5361

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Discrete

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day

Region:

South

Venue:

Little Heath School,
Little Heath Road,
Reading,
Berkshire,
RG31 5TY

Date:

25th January 2019

Course times:

09:30 - 16:00

Fee:

£50

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Queries?

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

Yvonne Scott
[email protected]
07411 070111

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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