Imperial mA*ths project teacher support

Online Self-paced study

Overview

This is an On Demand Professional Development course designed to prepare teachers to help their high-attaining students achieve an A* in A level Mathematics. The course is designed to complement Imperial College’s mA*ths programme, developed in partnership with MEI, which gives A level Mathematics students access to tailored online support alongside face-to-face masterclasses and study days. You can find out more about the programme  via Imperial's website.

In partnership with Imperial College London

The course is in two parts; the first focuses on AS Mathematics, the content usually studied in Year 12, and the second focuses on A level Mathematics content usually studied in Year 13. Teachers are invited to enroll on either or both of these courses. 

In each unit of this online course, teachers will see pages titled: 

  • Spotlight on...
  • Differentiation
  • A challenging task
  • Unpicking a question (from Imperial’s accompanying student online course).

Each page includes a short video and some prompts for reflection. Participating teachers are required to interact and collaborate with each other and the course tutors via the online forums.

The course offers total flexibility: teachers can access the materials, day or night, over a period of up to one year. Teachers will be able to track their progress within the course and see when they have completed a section, a pod or the full course. The course is being made freely available for state-funded schools and colleges through the AMSP.

Aims

  • To support teachers of high attaining A level Mathematics students through providing and demonstrating practical resources and approaches, adaptable across a range of A level topics.
  • To explore, in depth, aspects of mathematics content and pedagogy.
  • To create a forum through which teachers can analyse all aspects of the course content with other teachers and course tutors.

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers with one or more high attaining A level Mathematics students.

Content

Year 12 course section Approximate time to complete*
Unit 1: Introduction Up to 1 hour
Unit 2: Number and algebra Up to 4 hours
Unit 3: Coordinate geometry Up to 1 hour
Mid course review Up to 1 hour
Unit 4: Mechanics Up to 2 hours
Unit 5: Statistics Up to 3 hours

 

Year 13 course section Approximate time to complete*
Unit 1: Functions Up to 1 hour
Unit 2: Sequences and series Up to 2 hours
Unit 3: Binomial theorem Up to 1 hour
Unit 4: Mechanics Up to 2 hours
Unit 5: Statistics Up to 1 hour
Unit 6: Differentiation Up to 1 hour
Unit 7: Integration Up to 1 hour

*Timings are approximate and suggest the required time for a topic to be counted on a certificate of participation. Further resources are linked from each section and so participants may, if they wish, spend more time than this in consolidating and reflecting on the content. 

Materials and Equipment

Internet connection with capability to watch video.

Eligibility

Due to the way we are funded, ODPD is only available to teachers in state-funded schools and colleges in England.

Cost

ODPD is free of charge for qualifying teachers.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#7663

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Statistics, Pure, Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

On Demand Professional Development

Region:

National

Date:

Self-paced study

Fee:

Free

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Queries?

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

ODPD 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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