# 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

Horizon Community College, Dodworth Road, Barnsley S70 6BP

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

Mitex Centre, Millais School,, Highlands Road, Horsham RH13 5HB

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

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

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

Whitecross Hereford; High School and Specialist Sports College, Three Elms Road, Hereford HR4 0RN

Denbigh School, Burchard Crescent, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes MK5 6EX

The Pavilion, The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham GL51 6PN

Horizon Community College, Dodworth Road, Barnsley S70 6BP

Challney High School for Boys, Stoneygate Road, Luton LU4 9TJ

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