An Introduction to STEP Mathematics

London

Overview

A one-day course focusing on the development of a problem-solving mindset and strategies for preparing students for STEP examinations

Aims

  • To establish the progression from A-level to STEP mathematics
  • To identify techniques and strategies needed for success in STEP examinations
  • To provide teachers with a roadmap to STEP support

Content

Topics will include exploring the difference between A-level Maths/Further Maths and STEP, necessary (but not sufficient) framework for STEP support, proofs and curve sketching

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY
9:15-9:30: Registration and refreshments
9:30-11:00: Session 1 – Introduction and A-level vs. STEP
The aim of this session is to present an introduction to the STEP papers and establish the progression from A-level to STEP 3, highlighting the differences between A-level and STEP skills.
11:00-11:15: Break
11:15-12:45: Session 2 – Curve Sketching
Curve sketching is a common issue with STEP candidates, often highlighted in the examiner’s report. This session aims to cover the techniques needed in the STEP papers. There will be time for teachers to attempt some past paper questions.
12:45-13:30: Lunch
13:30-15:15: Session 3 – Proofs and lessons from the Examiners’ report
Examiners’ reports are invaluable documents that shed light on the common weaknesses of STEP candidates. They should therefore inform the support we offer. This session addresses strategic skills that are often neglected in STEP preparation but that can make or break a candidate. We will focus on questions on proof to investigate the issue.
15:15-15:30: Break
15:30-16:00: Session 4 – Supporting your students with STEP preparation
The closing session is a roadmap to resources and suggestions on how to support your students in their preparation for the STEP papers

Other Information

Course Leader : Luciano Rila works in the Department of Mathematics at UCL and is an Area Coordinator for the Advanced Maths Support Programme. He has been running STEP courses for a number of years and also offers preparation for the Oxford MAT.

Cost

Fees for this course/event are £50.

Please note that we reserve the right to retain the booking fee in the event of late cancellation or nonattendance.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#6000

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

University admissions tests, A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Pure

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day

Region:

London and South East

Venue:

UCL Institute of Education

Date:

Wed 3rd Jul 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:

Luciano Rila
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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