# Mathematics in science teaching RP210

Exploring the use and failure to use mathematics in secondary science. It looks at typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students' ability to understand and solve scientific problems.

### Summary

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate learning and raise attainment for science GCSE's.

This course explores the typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students' ability to understand and solve scientific problems. It will give teachers an increased confidence in teaching the mathematical aspects of secondary science and the skills and strategies to meet these requirements.

### Outcomes

You will be able to:

- appreciate how weaknesses in understanding mathematics can lead to difficulty in understanding secondary science
- identify pedagogies to address these weaknesses
- understand how mathematics is used to make simple descriptions and predictions in science and how this might be supported by software examples
- access mathematics in science resources for teaching GCSE science

#### Notes

### Scheduled dates

Netherthorpe School, Ralph Road, Staveley, Chesterfield S43 3PU

St Mary's Catholic High School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy, Newbold Road, Upper Newbold, Chesterfield S41 8AG

University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU

St Bernard's Catholic High School, Specialist School for the Arts and Applied Learning, Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham S65 3BE

The King Edmund School, Vaughan Close, Rochford SS4 1TL

Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Chellaston, Derby DE73 5UB

The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College, Warwick Road, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5NJ

Kings International College, Watchetts Drive, Camberley GU15 2PQ

Robert Bloomfield Academy, Bloomfield Drive, Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 5BU

Anglo European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone CM4 0DJ

St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 6EW

Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambridge CB24 4RS

University of Southampton, Mathematics and Science Learning Centre, Graham Hills Building 29, Level 3, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Alec Hunter Academy, Stubbs Lane, Braintree CM7 3NR

The City of Liverpool College, Clarence Street, Liverpool L3 5TP

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