Mechanics: Practicals, Pictures, Problems and Preparation



One day event to support teachers delivering the Mechanics element of the Mathematics A Level.


  • To engage with apparatus in order to deepen understanding of the theory.
  • To be aware of how video and dynamic geometry can be used to support the learning.
  • To consider techniques to aid with the process of solving problems on context.
  • To think about how students can tackle examination questions.

Who will benefit from attending?

Any teacher delivering the Mechanics element of the Mathematics AS or A Level. Those attending should have a basic understanding of the mechanics content as the main focus is not subject knowledge enhancement.


The day focuses on good practise of delivering mechanics in the classroom. Although there is not a specific focus on certain areas of the content, there will be more use of year 2 mechanics than the AS topics. We start with looking at some simple practicals using apparatus that most science departments will have that can be done with students to help embed their basic understanding of the associated concept. We then look at how video can be used to create some mathematical models with and the use of GeoGebra to support the learning. You will then tackle some paper-based problems, again with modelling in mind, and discus the best way to tackle these problems. To finish, we will analyse some new specification exam questions, identifying the best way to help our students tackle them.

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

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Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

6 hours


West Midlands


Bishop Challoner Catholic College,
Institute Road,
Kings Heath,
B14 7EG


Tue 11th Jan 2022

Course times:

09:30 - 15:30



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

Tom Carpenter
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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