This is an On Demand Professional Development course designed to support teachers offering the pure maths components of A level Maths. It is intended to complement our live online professional development course LOPD | A level Maths: Pure Year 2.
The course comprises two topics:
- Numerical Methods for A level Maths
- Vectors for A level Maths
In each pod, teachers will see short videos guiding them through the ideas of the topic along with practice materials, triggers for reflection and suggestions for further study. Teachers will be encouraged to interact and collaborate with others studying the same material via the online forums. An expert tutor will be monitoring the forums and will respond to queries.
The course offers total flexibility regarding when teachers can access the materials, day or night, over a period of up to one year. Teachers will be able to track their progress within the course and to see when they have completed a section, a pod or a full course.
- To introduce teachers to the techniques in the numerical methods section and the vectors section of the A level Maths course
- To provide opportunities to reflect on subject content, resources and teaching ideas and to discuss these with other teachers via the course forums.
|Section||Approximate time to complete*|
|Approximating solutions to equations||Up to 1 hour|
|Numerical integration||Up to 1 hour|
|Vectors||Up to 1 hour|
*Timings are approximate and suggest the required time for a topic to be counted on a certificate of participation. Further resources are linked from each section and so participants may, if they wish, spend more time than this in consolidating and reflecting on the content. You do not need to complete all sections to request a certificate.
Versions of the numerical methods topics will soon be available using Desmos.
What is On Demand professional development?
On Demand professional development offers total flexibility. Teachers can access the materials, day or night, over a period of up to one year.
It’s also completely free of charge for eligible teachers.
If you’re interested in a deeper view of what’s involved in this unique form of professional development, you may enjoy this video:
Due to the way the AMSP is funded, this On-Demand Professional Development is only available to teachers in state-funded schools and colleges in England.