Numerical Methods for A level MathematicsOnline Self-paced study
This is an On Demand Professional Development course designed to support teachers offering the pure maths components of A level Maths.
The course comprises 2 'pods'; an extensive one covering approximating solutions of equations and a shorter topic on numerical integration.
In each pod, teachers will see short videos guiding them through the ideas of the topic along with practice materials, triggers for reflection and suggestions for further study. Teachers will be encouraged to interact and collaborate with others studying the same material via the online forums. An expert tutor will be monitoring the forums and will respond to queries.
The course offers total flexibility regarding when teachers can access the materials, day or night, over a period of up to one year. Teachers will be able to track their progress within the course and to see when they have completed a section, a pod or a full course.
- To introduce teachers to the techniques in the numerical methods section of the A level Maths course
- To provide opportunities to reflect on subject content, resources and teaching ideas and to discuss these with other teachers via the course forums.
Who will benefit from attending?
Teachers of A level Maths.
|Section||Approximate time to complete*|
|Approximating solutions to equations||Up to 1 hour|
|Numerical integration||Up to 1 hour|
*Timings are approximate and suggest the required time for a topic to be counted on a certificate of participation. Further resources are linked from each section and so participants may, if they wish, spend more time than this in consolidating and reflecting on the content. You do not need to complete all sections to request a certificate.
Materials and Equipment
Internet connection with capability to watch video. Access to spreadsheet software.
Due to the way we are funded, ODPD is only available to teachers in state-funded schools and colleges in England.
ODPD is free of charge for qualifying teachers.
A level Mathematics
On Demand Professional Development
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
The ODPD team
The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard