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