Introduction to Mechanics for beginners

Loughborough

Overview

This course is for teachers who have not previously taught mechanics. It will cover the key topics of motion and force which underpin the mechanics content in AS and A Level Mathematics

Aims

  • To introduce the fundamental concepts of motion and force
  • To provide a basis of understanding of underpinning ideas for teachers to build upon
  • To explore and discuss classroom activities including simple practical work

Who will benefit from attending?

This course will support teachers that have not previously taught mechanics. The course is designed for beginners however, it is also suitable for teachers who have just started teaching mechanics. Knowledge of GCSE Higher tier content and a working knowledge of AS pure mathematics is desirable, but not essential.

Content

Provisional programme:

TimesSession
09:00Arrival and refreshments
09:15Welcome and introductions
09:30Motion-time graphs
11:00Break and refreshments
11:15Modelling constant acceleration
12:00Lunch
12:45Vectors and forces
14:00Break and refreshments
14:15Newton's laws of motion
15:15Modelling in mechanics
15:30Depart

Cost

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

 

Key Facts

Event ref:

#5571

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day

Region:

East Midlands

Venue:

Loughborough University,
Epinal Way,
LE11 3TU

Date:

Wed 10th Apr 2019

Course times:

09:00 - 15:30

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Queries?

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

Nicki Timson
[email protected]
07813 847442

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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