Maths for A level chemistry NY297 / A20

Start date
8 Feb 21
2 Days
Virtual, MS Teams, Remote Delivered CPD View on Google Map



Explore teaching strategies for a wide range of mathematical topics in chemistry A level. This course is ideal for teachers of chemistry who wish to improve their understanding of the mathematics required to be successful in chemistry at A level.

The course explores teaching strategies for a wide range of mathematical topics including:

  • proportional reasoning: dealing with proportionality in a chemistry context
  • graphs: drawing, reading information, finding gradients and equations, interpreting in a chemistry context
  • surface area and volume calculations
  • logarithms and exponential: what are they and how do we teach them?
  • understanding the Arrhenius equation

This course will be delivered remotely on the days and times detailed below. To participate in full you will need to ensure you have dedicated time away from the classroom, as you would if this were a face to face course. We will take regular breaks and structure the content so that it is interactive and impactful. You must attend all sessions in order to receive the bursary, sessions will not be recorded. For more information on remote delivery please see; 



 You will be able to:

  • improve your knowledge of the mathematical topics required for A level chemistry
  • have a deeper understanding of the reasons why students have difficulty applying their mathematical skills in a chemistry context
  • identify pedagogies to help address these issues
  • explore mathematics resources suitable for teaching A level chemistry


Mathematics for chemistry teachers up to A Level - day 108 February 202111:00-19:00Virtual
Mathematics for chemistry teachers up to A Level - day 209 February 202109:00-16:00Virtual


The National STEM Learning Centre will be following all government guidance and regulations to minimise risk of Covid-19 transmission, including the deep cleaning of our accommodation and teaching rooms and maintaining social distancing during course sessions and meal times.

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