Maths for A level chemistry NY297 / B20

Start date
7 Jun 21
2 Days
National STEM Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us

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There is an increased mathematical demand in in both the GCSE and A level chemistry specifications. 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 is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.



 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 107 June 202111:00-19:00
Mathematics for chemistry teachers up to A Level - day 208 June 202109:00-16:00


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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