Embedding Mathematical Futures:
A course for KS4 Teachers
Tuesday 5th December, 09:30 - 15:00
A one-day course, organised jointly by the AMSP and the University of Leeds, looking at how teachers can enrich and develop the KS4 mathematics curriculum, developing students’ confidence and encouraging them to consider studying the subject in the sixth form and beyond. A great opportunity for teachers, especially those with little or no KS5 experience, to more fully understand the links between GCSE and A level and other post-16 options.
We will also consider how we all can play our part in ensuring mathematics is a diverse and inclusive discipline, welcoming and encouraging people from all backgrounds.
The day will be a series of workshops looking at how teachers can best influence and inspire students during their KS3/KS4 years. Presenters will share a number of practical ideas and resources that can be used back in the classroom.
- To share ideas and strategies to inspire your GCSE students and encourage them to continue with mathematics at Level 3.
- To reflect on the important influence of teachers to encourage students from under-represented groups.
- To model ways to support your students in developing their reasoning and problem solving skills.
- To provide support in developing your professional practice and that of departmental colleagues.
Register for your free place via the AMSP website.
Talks for Teachers
Below are some of the talks we offer to teachers. If you are arranging a teacher network meeting or a departmental training session and would like to request a session please email us here.
Beginning to teach mechanics at A Level – by Tom Roper, Past President of the Mathematical Association
The session will look closely at Newton’s Laws, the necessary assumptions made in mechanics and provide ways of revealing, examining and addressing misconceptions prevalent in all of us, teachers and students. The use of some very simple apparatus in the teaching of mechanics will be demonstrated and there will be ample opportunity for participation and discussion. Some examples of the way mechanics can provide powerful models of aspects of the real world will also be considered where time permits. The session could be run over half a day or a full day depending upon the needs of those attending.