# 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

Westminster Academy, The Naim Dangoor Centre, 255 Harrow Road, London W2 5EZ

Corfe Hills School, Higher Blandford Road, Broadstone BH18 9BG

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

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

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

Kingsway Park High School, Turf Hill Road, Rochdale OL16 4XA

Nether Hall Learning Campus High School, Netherhall Avenue, Rawthorpe, Huddersfield HD5 9PG

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

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

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

Alec Hunter Academy, Stubbs Lane, Braintree CM7 3NR

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

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

Sturminster Newton High School, Bath Road, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DT

Maltings Academy, Spinks Lane, Witham CM8 1EP

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

Hassenbrook Academy, Hassenbrook Road, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 0NS

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

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