Slough and Windsor Teacher NetworkFun with Proof - how understanding of proof can support students in KS5
Slough and Windsor Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of A level Mathematics to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We meet between 4 and 6 times per academic year. The programme is mainly speaker-led training events and may include informal sessions. The events will be a mix of online and face to face events.
Proof is arguably the single most important topic in the A level Maths curriculum, so why do we find it such a challenge to give students a good grounding in this? In this session, we’ll look at teaching proof from some basics upwards and consider how we can distil the experience we have gathered into something that students can benefit from swiftly.
The meeting will be led by Jo Sibley who lives on the sunny south coast in Poole and has taught Maths and Further Maths for 21 years. She has been an FMSP Area Coordinator and is now on the AMSP National Team as the Coordinator for Online Professional Development.
- Teaching proof from the basics upwards, including communicating mathematically
- Transferring the proof experience you have gathered over years into the brains of your students
- Share different examples of proof and refresh our enthusiasm for challenging mathematics
Who will benefit from attending?
All teachers of A level Mathematics who would like to develop their teaching of proof
This session will focus on proof in the A level classroom. There is a related session on 16th June focusing on proof at GCSE level and the transition to A level; more information and to sign up is here https://amsp.org.uk/events/details/8335 . Teachers are welcome to attend both events if they wish.
Materials and Equipment
We recommend that you have the following available for the session:
- working microphone, to facilitate discussion
- A beverage of your choice, working on the principle that "a mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems..."
Electronic copies of all resources used will be available after the event.
The event will be held via Zoom and the link will be sent out on the day of the event.
A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics
Pure, Problem solving
Tue 18th May 2021
16:30 - 18:00
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
Yvonne Scott, Nas Basra
The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard