Problem solving within GCSE Mathematics

Lancaster

Overview

A one-day course for teachers, organised by the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) and led by Phil Chaffé of the AMSP's Central Team, looking at the assessment objectives within GCSE Mathematics designed to test problem solving skills.

Aims

  • Provide teachers with strategies to address the problem solving assessment objectives at GCSE;
  • Encourage the use of problem solving activities in KS4 Mathematics classrooms;
  • Introduce and assess a range of problem solving materials designed for KS4 students; and
  • Provide teachers with some strategies to help students make the transition from GCSE to AS Level Mathematics.

Who will benefit from attending?

All teachers of GCSE Mathematics.

Content

  • 10:00 to 10:30 Registration and coffee
  • 10:30 to 11:00 Introduction and initial problem
  • 11:00 to 11:30 What is problem solving and why is it important?
  • 11:30 to 12:30 Twenty mathematical problems suitable for GCSE students
  • 12:30 to 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 to 14:30 Other sources for mathematical problems
  • 14:30 to 14:45 Afternoon tea
  • 14:45 to 16:00 Smoothing the transition to AS Level Mathematics

Other Information

This is the seventh time we've offered this popular one-day course in Lancaster.

Phil has worked in a number of schools producing resources for mathematics teaching at all levels.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#5920

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

6 hours

Region:

North West

Venue:

Bowland Hall Training Suite,
Bowland Hall,
Lancaster University,
Lancaster,
LA1 4YT

Date:

Wed 12th Jun 2019

Course times:

10:00 - 16:00

Fee:

FREE

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Queries?

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

James Groves
[email protected]
01524 592378

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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