Developing shared approaches to maths in science and science in maths MY219 / A20

Start date
8 Mar 21
2 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


There is significant overlap between science and mathematics curricula, but students’ experience of shared topics is often very different in the two subjects.  Are applications from science regularly used to explore concepts in maths lessons?  Are the mathematical techniques that students learn in science developed with understanding?

'This has been the best CPD I have ever been on.'

Past participant 

This course aims to identify common content, and explore ways of teaching that develop sufficient mathematical understanding whilst providing fluency in the skills required for science.  The course is designed for teachers of GCSE science and teachers of GCSE maths. Experience shows that the most is gained from this course if a science teacher and a maths teacher from the same school attend together.'

"An excellent [course] with engaging facilitators, thought provoking discussions, and an appropriate focus on impact."

Past Participant 

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, and sessions will not be recorded. For more information on remote delivery, please visit 

This is a remotely delivered course. Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact for more information. 


Who is it for?

Experience shows that most is gained from this course when one mathematics teacher and one science teacher from the same school/college attend the course together.

What topics are covered?

This two day course covers:
  • Arithmetic and computation skills
  • Solving and rearranging equations
  • Interpreting and drawing graphs
  • Proportional reasoning
  • Ideas for collaboration between science and mathematics departments

How long is the course?

This is a two day intensive course delivered remotely via Adobe Connect. 

Who are the course leaders?

  • Stephen Lyon Secondary Maths Professional Development Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.

  • Michael Anderson Secondary Maths Professional Development Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.



Participants will:
  • explore the requirements of the mathematics and science specifications
  • experience the mathematical content in science examinations
  • discuss what makes good teaching
  • create and action plan to be implemented back in school


Maths in science/Science in Maths - day 1: delivered remotely08 March 202110:00-16:30Virtual
Maths in science/Science in Maths - day 2: delivered remotely09 March 202109:00-16:00Virtual


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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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