Practical problem solving in the mechanics classroom

Ottery St Mary

Overview

This course aims to provide simple practical and problem solving ideas that can be used with students studying mechanics at A level, as well as a range of concept questions for promoting discussion and testing student understanding. All the ideas used will be ones that teachers can take away and replicate with a minimum of equipment and resources. All delegates will be encouraged to carry out a range of activities.

Aims

  • Gain a number of ideas that can be used in the A level mechanics classroom for introducing concepts using practical or problem solving approaches.
  • Network and share ideas with fellow teachers of A level mechanics.
  • Increase delegates' awareness of interesting and engaging methods for deepening students' conceptual understanding of the subject.

Who will benefit from attending?

Any current or prospective teacher of A (or AS) level mechanics.

Content

The day will comprise of the following four sessions:

Session 1: Introducing mechanics

Session 2: Friction, forces & statics, Applying Newton’s second law and connected particles.

Session 3: Moments

Session 4: Projectiles

Materials and Equipment

No specific equipment is required for the day.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#7055

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Problem solving

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

5.5 hours

Region:

South West

Venue:

The Kings School,
Cadhay Ln,
Ottery Saint Mary,
Devon,
EX11 1RA

Date:

Mon 16th Mar 2020

Course times:

10:00 - 15:30

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Queries?

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

Tom Rainbow
[email protected]
07366 146750

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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