Imperial Further 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 Further Mathematics. The course is designed to complement Imperial College’s Further mA*ths programme, developed in partnership with MEI, which gives A level Further 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

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 Further 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 Further Mathematics students.

Content

Course section Approximate time to complete*
Unit 1: Introduction to Matrices 4 hours
Unit 2: Roots of Polynomials 4 hours
Unit 3: Modulus Argument form of Complex Numbers & Loci 4 hours
Unit 4: Determinants and Inverses of 2 x 2 Matrices 4 hours
Unit 5: Matrix Transformations 4 hours
Unit 6: Mathematical Induction 4 hours

 *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:

#8461

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Further Mathematics, University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

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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