Maths for A level biology NY284

Perfect for anyone who is teaching GCSE and A level biology. Improve your understanding and teaching of mathematics topics required for this subject.


Summary

Explore teaching strategies for a wide range of mathematical topics including: standard form, ratio, percentages, significant figures, relationships between variables and handling data. 
Learn strategies to teach topics necessary for success at A level: logarithms and the statistical tests, Spearman’s rank, student t-test and chi-squared. 
Learn the mathematics behind the biology in order to teach for understanding. 

Who is it for?

Teachers of biology who are currently teaching A level or aspire to teach A level biology in the future 

What topics are covered?

  • Arithmetic and numerical computation
  • Exploring relationships between variables
  • Handling data
  • Logarithms
  • Statistics: Which test?
  • Statistics: Interpreting the results

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face with participant tasks to be completed between sessions.

How long is this course?

This is a two-day residential course. 

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • improve your knowledge of the mathematical topics required for GCSE and A level biology
  • have a deeper understanding of the reasons why students have difficulty applying their mathematical skills in a biological context
  • identify pedagogies to help address these issues
  • explore mathematics resources suitable for teaching GCSE and A level biology

Notes

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

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