Teaching the First Year of A-Level Maths: Pure Maths

Liverpool

Overview

A two-day course for teachers of A-Level Mathematics.

Day 1: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Day 2: Monday 2nd December 2019

Aims

  • To examine the key concepts typically learned in the first year of A-Level Mathematics
  • To discuss a range of approaches to teaching the content effectively and engagingly, with particular reference to problem-solving using algebra,
  • To provide access to a wide variety of suitable resources.

Who will benefit from attending?

This two-day course is ideal for any teachers who are planning to teach the first year of A-Level Mathematics for the first time, or who have recently started teaching this course. We have assumed that teachers will be able to try out some resources with first-year A-Level students between the two dates of the course. It will also appeal to more experienced teachers who wish to discover and trial new resources and pedagogical approaches. A particular feature of this course is the special emphasis on the development of the overarching themes of problem solving and technology.

Content

[Day 1]

09:00

Welcome

09:30

Session 1: Problem solving

10:00

Session 2: Geometry

10:45

Session 3a: Quadratics introduction

11:00

Break

11:15

Session 3b: Polynomials

12:00

Session 4: Differentiation

12:45

Lunch

13.30

Session 5: Integration

14:00

Session 6: Technology

15:30

Session 7: Gap Task & evaluations

16:00

Close

[DAY 2 content will be confirmed at the conclusion of Day 1]

Materials and Equipment

It would be useful if participants could bring a calculator (ClassWiz if you have one) and a laptop or tablet.

Other Information

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, including lunch for all participants.

The venue for this event is the University of Liverpool Foresight centre:https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/venues/foresight-centre/

Unfortunately, parking adjacent to the venue is likely to be very limited due to ongoing building work. We advise participants to come via public transport if at all possible. Lime Street station is a 10-minute walk from the venue, and the area is well served by buses. The nearest public car-park is Mount Pleasant car-park, L3 5TB [£4 all-day, change required or use the 'Phone&Pay' app.]

Updated travel information will be sent out closer to the event dates.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#6568

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Pure

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

12 hours

Study days:

2

Region:

North West

Venue:

University of Liverpool Foresight Centre,
1 Brownlow St,
Liverpool,
L69 3GL

Date:

Tue 22nd Oct 2019

Course times:

09:30 - 16:00

Fee:

Free

Priority Area subsidy:

250 [Liverpool | Halton | Knowsley]

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Queries?

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

CPD Admin Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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