Developing shared approaches to maths in science and science in maths MY219
Exploring techniques to help students take their learnings from mathematics lessons in order to help them understand the mathematics required to succeed in science.
Who is it for?
What topics are covered?
⚪ working with numbers: rounding, significant figures, standard form
⚪ proportional reasoning: techiques to develop students ability to scale up and scale down applied to units, magnification, compound measures, molar calculations…
⚪ exploring equations: considering different methods of solving linear equations and how these methods may be used to improve students' ability rearrange equations
⚪ interpreting graphs 1: bridging the gap between expectations in mathematics and expectations in science
⚪ interpreting graphs 2: understanding what the gradient of a line means in different contexts
⚪ sketching and drawing graphs: developing techniques to improve graphs drawing skills in science
⚪ trigonometry: exploring an approach to teaching trigonometry with understanding applied in a science context
⚪ practicals for the mathematics classroom
⚪ throughout the course you wll consider how definitions and notation differ in mathematics and science and develop methods to minimise the barriers which make students applying their mathematical skills in a science context challenging
How long is the course?
Who are the course leaders?
✔️ understand the similarities and the differences between requirements of the mathematics specification and the requirements of the mathematical content in the science specifications
✔️ develop ideas of what makes good mathematics teaching
✔️ master approaches to teaching mathematical topics common to the mathematics and science curricula
✔️ explore , develop and implement practical, sustainable models for departments working together
✔️ create a joint action plan to be implemented back in school