# 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

Rodillian Academy, Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3PS

Ashton Community Science College, Aldwych Drive, Ashton, Preston PR2 1SL

Harton Academy, Harton Academy, Lisle Road, South Shields NE34 6DL

Notre Dame High School Science Department, Science Department, Fulwood Road, Sheffield S10 3BT

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

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

Harris Academy Crystal Palace, Maberley Road, Upper Norwood, London SE19 2JH

Keele University Sustainability Hub, Keele University, Keele ST5 5AA

The Keyworth Centre, The Keyworth Centre, Priory City of Lincoln, Lincoln LN6 0EP

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