# 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

Queen Elizabeth's School, Blandford Road, Pamphill, Wimborne BH21 4DT

Heritage High School, Boughton Lane, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4QG

St Peter's Catholic School, Horseshoe Lane East, Merrow, Guildford GU1 2TN

Linton Village College, Cambridge Road, Linton, Cambridge CB21 4JB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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