Mechanics for AS MathematicsBradford
- To introduce the fundamental ideas of mechanics and ground it in the pure mathematics side of the AS-level syllabus
- To address misconceptions and assumptions associated with the subject
- To be able to apply mechanics to tackling AS-level questions
- To explore and discuss some simple practical activities to take into the classroom
Who will benefit from attending?
New and experienced teachers to A-Level applied mathematics
9.30 – Arrival and registration
10.00 – Newton’s Laws – statement of, misconceptions and assumptions
11.00 – Break
11.15 – The exciting life of particles, drawing force diagrams and solving dynamics questions in text books and AS Papers.
12.30 – Lunch
13.15 – Kinematics – deriving the kinematic equations working with scalars and with vectors, integrating with the pure mathematics content
14.15 - Break
14.30– More on the exciting life of particles this time from the perspective of kinematics as they appear in text books and AS papers
15.30 – Any Questions and feedback
16.00 – close and depart
Presenter, Tom Roper spent 17 years teaching in schools and colleges before moving to Leeds University as a lecturer in mathematics education training teachers of mathematics. He was one of the first teachers to work with the Mechanics in Action Project writing classroom materials, co-authoring A-level mechanics textbooks and using the mechanics kit in school. He has written articles on the application of A-level mechanics in sport and has a strong interest in mathematics in other subjects on the curriculum. He was President of The Mathematical Association 2017-18. Now retired he is still very much involved with mechanics and mathematics in general. This course is part of a two part series designed to improve the teaching of Mechanics; the A2 course is on Tuesday the 28th June, at the same location.
This is event is free for teachers from state funded schools. Applications from independent schools will be accepted subject to availability.
A level Mathematics
Mechanics, Problem solving, Reasoning
Face-to-face Professional Development
Yorkshire and the Humber
Bradford Innovation Centre,
Bradford Digital Exchange,
34 Peckover Street,
Tue 15th Feb 2022
09:30 - 16:00
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