Maths for teachers of A Level Psychology

Overview

Maths for A level Psychology is a course for teachers wishing to build their confidence in teaching the mathematical requirements (see page 38) of A level Psychology. This course is being run in partnership with the Association for the Teaching of Psychology.

Course features:

  • Eight interactive live online sessions, approximately fortnightly, each up to 90 minutes long
  • Access to our online Integral platform
  • Email support from a tutor and access to an online group forum

Aims

  • Improve mathematical subject knowledge
  • Develop confidence in teaching the mathematical elements of Psychology
  • Develop confidence in working with technology
  • To provide opportunities to interact with course tutors and other delegates in a small group to discuss subject knowledge, resources and teaching ideas

Who will benefit from attending?

These sessions are aimed at teachers of Psychology who would like to increase their confidence in teaching the mathematical content of Psychology.

If you are unable to attend live sessions then you may like to consider our On Demand Core Maths Foundations course. This will enable you to study a range of mathematical topics at a time that suits you.

Content

  • Arithmetic and numerical computation
  • Sampling
  • Measures of central tendency and spread
  • Normal and skewed distributions
  • Correlation
  • Probability and significance
  • Statistical testing

Materials and Equipment

During online sessions, we give delegates opportunities to discuss ideas with each other in breakout rooms. Participants should expect to be proactive in communicating during sessions, so we strongly encourage the use of microphones and webcams

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.

Teachers must ensure that they are able to attend the live sessions before applying for a place as our courses are subject to very high demand: please do not apply for a place if you will not be able to attend at least 75% of sessions.

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 6th October Core Mathematical skills - percentages, significant figures and standard form
Wed 20th October Descriptive statistics – measures of central tendency and spread
Wed 10th November Probability, significance and hypothesis testing introduction
Wed 24th November Correlation
Wed 8th December Statistical testing with a focus on chi-squared
Tues 11th Jan Using Desmos in Psychology, Geography and Biology

Participant feedback

'This course has made so much difference to my confidence to deliver not only the maths content, but the research methods content more generally."
'I just wanted to say a huge thank you- I had my formal observation yesterday and it fell on correlations... I used your activity- the students loved it- we did the whole working out, even though with AQA we don't need to- it was brilliant and I got great feedback- so thanks so much!"

Key Facts

Event ref:

#8550

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Use of technology, Curriculum planning, Maths in other subjects

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

12 hours

Online sessions:

8

Region:

National

Next session:

Tue 11th Jan 2022

Course times:

16:00 - 17:30

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:

Teacher Support Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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