This is an On Demand Professional Development (ODPD) course designed to enhance subject knowledge in a fundamental 11-16 maths topic, starting with Key Stage 3 and then exploring how this topic is expanded upon for KS5 maths qualifications. The course also prepares teachers for using classroom resources and powerful visual representations with their students.
The course comprises two ‘pods’:
- Discover Trigonometry
- Discover Quadratics
These pods have been created with a focus on nurturing a deep understanding in core mathematical areas. By building a strong foundation of personal subject knowledge, teachers can then access more of the AMSP and MEI’s professional development, such as our Raising Confidence courses.
In each pod, teachers will experience a variety of content including:
- short videos explaining the ideas behind the topic
- stimulus 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.
What are the aims of this professional development?
- To enhance subject knowledge at Key Stage 3 and 4 and explore how this topic is expanded upon for KS5 maths qualifications.
- To prepare for using classroom resources and powerful visual representations with students.
|Section||Topics||Approximate time to complete|
|Discover Trigonometry||The unit circle|
Right angled triangles
Solving trigonometric equations
|Up to 3 hours|
|Discover Quadratics||Representing quadratics geometrically|
Representing quadratics graphically
Completing the square
Difference of two squares
The quadratic formula
|Up to 3 hours|
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.
What will I need?
You’ll need an internet connection with capability to watch video.
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
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.