A Practical Approach to Teaching A-Level Mechanics

Liverpool

Overview

This course aims to provide teaching ideas and resources to help promote the study of mechanics in a practical and meaningful way. The activities undertaken will promote discussion and assist in developing students’ problem-solving skills and hence their understanding of fundamental mechanical techniques. All activities are designed for immediate use in the classroom and using only simple, readily available equipment.

Aims

  • • Increase teachers' awareness of interesting and engaging methods for deepening students' conceptual understanding of mechanics.
  • • Promote collaboration with other teachers of A-Level mechanics.
  • • Provide suggestions for resources that can be used in the classroom to strengthen students' understanding and enjoyment of the subject.

Who will benefit from attending?

Any current or prospective teacher of A (or AS)-Level mechanics.

Content

The day will comprise the following four sessions:

Session 1: Kinematics

Session 2: Forces and Newton’s Laws

Session 3: Moments

Session 4: Projectiles

Other Information

The venue for this event will be the University of Liverpool, exact details to be communicated in due course.

Eligibility

Teachers from state-funded schools can attend this course for free. In addition, some schools may qualify for a bursary of £250 to assist attendance – details on application.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#9166

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Problem solving

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

6 hours

Region:

North West

Venue:

University of Liverpool

Date:

Mon 17th Jan 2022

Course times:

10:00 - 16:00

Fee:

FREE

Priority Area subsidy:

£250 for eligible schools / colleges

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Queries?

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

Martin Bamber
[email protected]
07867553684

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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