Proof, problem solving and modelling in A level Mathematics
This one day course for teachers of AS and A level Mathematics, provides an opportunity to consider how the new 'overarching themes' of proof, problem solving and modelling can be delivered together with aspects of the curriculum content from pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics.
Although these themes have always been a part of A level Mathematics, they now account for 50% of the marks in the new assessment objectives. Examiners' reports on the new AS and A level Mathematics from summer 2018, from all specifications, agree that "The most significant challenge was the new assessment objectives, which led to changes in the demands placed upon students." (AQA)
In this course we will consider ways in which adressing the overarching themes can be integrated into teaching of the curriculum content. We will also present ideas for using the Large Data Set to support the teaching of statistics.
- To consider how the overarching themes of proof problem solving and modelling can be addressed within the curriculum content.
- To consider how the large data set can be used to address the new emphasis on interpretation rather than calculation in statistics.
Who will benefit from attending?
All teachers of A level who want to develop their teaching to address the new assessment objectives in A level Mathematics.
9:30 Arrival and refreshments
10:15 Argument, language and proof
11:30 Mathematical Problem Solving
13:15 Mathematical Modelling (mechanics focus)
14:30 Using the Large Data Set in the teaching of statistics
15:30 Plenary and close
Lunch will be provided.
Course Leaders: Tom Button and Sheila Eastwood
Tom Button is the Technology PD Lead for the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme and MEI's Mathematics Technology Specialist. In addition to his work for the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme Tom is an expert in the use of technology for the teaching and learning of mathematics and has presented a large number of professional development courses. Tom tweets about the use of technology in maths at @mathstechnology and blogs at digitalmathematics.blogspot.com.
Sheila Eastwood is an AMSP Area Coordinator for the Yorkshire and Humber region.
A level Mathematics
Mechanics, Statistics, Pure, Problem solving, Reasoning
Face-to-face Professional Development
Yorkshire and the Humber
Cloth Hall Court,
Thu 11th Jul 2019
09:30 - 15:30
Free to state schools.
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard