AS and A level Maths: Mechanics

Online series

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.

Our summer courses have been scheduled on the assumption that schools and colleges will not be reopening as normal until after the summer term. If this changes, we will assess affected courses immediately and let you know how we intend to proceed. Every effort will be made to continue to offer you the best experience of online professional development that we can throughout these unusual circumstances. Please do contact us at [email protected] if you have any concerns or if your attendance at a course will be affected by a return to the classroom.

Eligibility

All teachers are eligible for this course, however free places are available only to teachers in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Applications for free places will be checked to verify eligibility and teachers should ensure that they are able to attend the live sessions before applying for a place.

Cost

This course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England, otherwise the fee is £195.

Study Schedule

Date Session content
Wed 17 Jun Kinematics 1 - constant acceleration, graphs
Mon 22 Jun Newton's laws and simple equilibrium
Wed 24 Jun Motion under gravity - 1D and 2D (projectiles)
Mon 29 Jun Kinematics 2 - variable acceleration
Wed 01 Jul Friction
Mon 06 Jul Resolving forces
Wed 08 Jul Dynamics for motion on a plane
Mon 13 Jul Moments in simple static contexts

Key Facts

Event ref:

#7531

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Online sessions:

8

Region:

National

Start date:

Wed 17th Jun 2020

Course times:

11:00 - 12:30

Fee:

Free for state-funded schools; £195 otherwise

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Queries?

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

LOPD Team
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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