AS and A level Maths: Mechanics

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Overview

Live Online Professional Development (LOPD) courses form a programme of innovative online courses, designed to enable teachers to develop their teaching with confidence in a convenient, stress-free way.

LOPD courses are delivered using a browser-based online classroom that allows participants to collaborate online in real time. The courses aim both to cover subject content common to all current specifications and to facilitate the exchange of teaching ideas. Rather than attending a one or two day course away from school or college, participants will use the internet to meet weekly online.

This course comprises eight online sessions with an experienced tutor, each between 60 and 90 minutes in length and delivered in a small group of teachers allowing opportunities for interaction and discussion.

Aims

  • To provide teachers with an opportunity to improve or refresh their subject knowledge of the main topics that typically feature in AS and A level mechanics
  • To provide opportunities to interact with the course tutors and other delegates in a small group to discuss subject content, resources and teaching ideas.

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers who are new to offering the mechanics element of the A level Mathematics course and those who are seeking to refresh their approach in this context.

Content

  • Kinematics
  • Newton's laws and simple equilibrium
  • Motion under gravity - 1D and 2D
  • Friction
  • Resolving forces
  • Dynamics for motion on a plane
  • Moments in simple static contexts

Materials and Equipment

You will need access to a good internet connection, using Chrome or Firefox as a browser. You will need a headset with a microphone to engage with the live sessions and most courses also require a means of sharing handwritten maths, such as a mini-whiteboard and webcam, a visualiser or a graphics tablet. Full details of how to set these up can be found on our online classroom support page

Other Information

The order of topics may be subject to change.

Cost

The course fee is £195.

Course participants who are currently working in a state-funded school or college in England will be eligible to apply for a full reimbursement of the course fee. This will be awarded subject to the following conditions being met:

  • the full fee has been paid
  • the participant has attended at least six of the eight live online sessions for this course
  • the participant has completed the feedback form for this course within two weeks from the date of the last session
  • relevant contact details for the employing school or college have been provided on application (normally a bursar or finance officer and the participant's line manager).

For more information, visit our subsidies page.

Study Schedule

Date Session content
23 January Kinematics 1 - constant acceleration, graphs
30 January Newton's laws and simple equilibrium
13 February Motion under gravity - 1D and 2D (projectiles)
27 February Kinematics 2 - variable acceleration
05 March Friction
12 March Resolving forces
19 March Dynamics for motion on a plane
26 March Moments in simple static contexts

Key Facts

Event ref:

#6990

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Online sessions:

8

Region:

National

Start date:

Thu 23rd Jan 2020

Course times:

16:30 - 18:00

Fee:

£195

State-sector subsidy:

£195

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Queries?

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

LOPD 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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