Introduction to Mechanics - Making links with GCSE and Pure Mathematics

Norwich

Overview

This course is for teachers who have not previously taught or have recently started teaching mechanics. It will cover the key topics of motion and force which underpin the mechanics content in AS and A Level Mathematics. We will encourage a practical and active approach towards developing understanding. This will include the use of technology,  problem-solving, and explore the links between mechanics and pure and GCSE content. 

Aims

  • Consider the 'big ideas' that underpin the mechanics content in A level Mathematics
  • Investigate the links between GCSE Mathematics, pure maths and mechanics
  • Explore teaching strategies such as modelling activities, practical work and use of technology
  • Provide an opportunity to ask questions

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers who have recently begun, or are preparing to start, teaching the mechanics section of A-Level Mathematics, and more experienced teachers who wish to update their teaching of mechanics.

This course is also suitable for teachers of the higher GCSE who wish to broaden their knowledge.

Content

Motion-time graphs and the language of mechanics.

Constant acceleration: deriving equations and making links.

An introduction to forces: understanding vectors and drawing force diagrams.

Newton’s laws of motion: an introduction to the laws and their applications.

Materials and Equipment

It may be helpful to bring a laptop or tablet

Eligibility

All teachers are eligible to apply, though priority will be given to teachers from state schools. PGCE students are welcome to apply at no cost.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#9833

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Problem solving

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

5 hours

Region:

East of England

Venue:

The Inspiration Teaching Hub,
256 Hall Road,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR1 2PW

Date:

Tue 12th Jul 2022

Course times:

09:30 - 15:00

Fee:

Free

Priority Area subsidy:

£250

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Queries?

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

Ian Clarke
[email protected]
07458051248

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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