Teaching Mechanics 1 (TM1)Online and Coventry or London
Teaching Mechanics 1 (TM1) is a sustained professional development course for teachers wishing to build their confidence in teaching mechanics. TM1 covers the mechanics content from all major specifications for AS/A level Mathematics.
TM1 consists of:
- Ten live online tutorials, plus an optional extra session for complete beginners
- Two compulsory study days
- Access to course-specific teaching and learning resources on Integral (MEI’s learning platform)
- Email support from a tutor and access to an online group forum
Towards the end of the course a short assignment is issued, for which support and guidance are provided. Course certificates will be available for those participants completing the assignment.
After TM1, participants have the opportunity to continue to TM2, which will further expand understanding of mechanics teaching and cover the mechanics content from AS/A level Further Mathematics.
- Gain a deeper understanding of the principles of mechanics
- Develop skills with mathematical modelling and problem solving
- Develop confidence with incorporating practical work into maths teaching
- Improve subject knowledge and build on pedagogical skills
- Link topics in mechanics with other areas of maths
Who will benefit from attending?
TM1 is designed for teachers who are currently teaching AS/A level Mathematics, or who wish to teach it at some point in the near future.
Our sustained courses enable teachers to broaden and deepen their subject, pedagogical and pedagogical content knowledge. This makes teachers better equipped to make links between topics, address students’ misconceptions and confidently challenge learners at all attainment levels. Our course aims and intended outcomes are consistent with the principles set out in the Education Inspection Framework.
TM1 covers the mechanics content for AS/A level Mathematics.
Materials and Equipment
A computer with a reliable internet connection will be required to attend the online tutorials. In addition, a headset with a microphone is suggested to get the best experience.
This course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools and colleges in England. For others the course fee is £300.
Schools and colleges located in areas that are targeted for additional support (TSMAs) are eligible to receive a subsidy to help with costs. For 2022-23 this is £200 for each study day attended.
Please note that the study schedule is provisional. The second study day may also be delivered online if necessary.
Study day 1 (10am to 1pm):
Study day 2 (10am to 4pm):
|London||NCVO, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL|||
|Coventry||Centre for Teacher Education, Westwood Lecture Theatre, Kirby Corner Road, Westwood Campus, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8EE|||
Online sessions are conducted live and recordings are available for playback.
|Evening online tutorials (19:00-20:15)||Study content|
|Thursday 24 September 2020||Kinematics in one dimension|
|Thursday 8 October 2020||Introduction to forces and Newton's laws|
|Thursday 15 October 2020||Optional support session for complete beginners|
|Thursday 22 October 2020||Applications of forces and Newton's laws|
|Thursday 5 November 2020||Forces in two dimensions|
|Thursday 19 November 2020||Connected particles|
|Thursday 3 December 2020||Kinematics in two dimensions|
|Thursday 17 December 2020||Projectiles|
|Thursday 7 January 2021||Moments|
|Thursday 21 January 2021||Variable acceleration|
During February and March you will work toward completing an assignment. The deadline for this assignment is 31 March 2021.
Unit certification: 31 March 2021 (or before)
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no requirement that applicants have taught A level Mathematics before undertaking TM1.
It is difficult to be specific as this will depend on previous experience. In the past, delegates have reported spending between 1 and 4 hours studying each week. Ideally, delegates should aim to study regularly for a few hours each week however, in reality many working teachers have weeks when this is difficult and they use out-of-term time to catch up.
It is not our usual policy to allow teachers to enrol on more than one sustained course (TAM, PALM, TFM, TM, TS, TD) at the same time. Please contact us at [email protected] before making multiple course applications.
The TM1 assignment is the only work that delegates hand in. To receive a certificate at the end of your TM1 course you will need to submit and pass the TM1 assignment. Certification is optional but we strongly encourage you to submit an assignment anyway to help you consolidate what you have learnt. In the past most teachers have chosen to submit an assignment.
We vary face-to-face study day locations. Recently study day locations have included London, Coventry, Manchester or Leeds.
A level Mathematics
Sustained Professional Development
Online classroom with study days in Coventry or London
Thu 24th Sep 2020
Free for state-funded schools; £300 otherwise
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
Teacher Support Admin Team
The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard