# 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

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

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

Whittington Green School, High Street, Old Whittington, Chesterfield S41 9LG

South Bromsgrove Community High School, Charford Road, Bromsgrove B60 3NL

Kings International College, Watchetts Drive, Camberley GU15 2PQ

Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7EG

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

Sheffield Park Academy, Beaumont Road North, Sheffield S2 1SN

Broadclyst Community Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3JG

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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