Maths for A level physics NY294
Physics teachers: improve your understanding of mathematics to successfully teach physics.
There is an increased mathematical demand in in both the GCSE and A level physics specifications.
This course is ideal for teachers of physics who wish to improve their understanding of the mathematics required to be successful in teaching physics at A level.
The course explores a range of teaching and learning strategies for successful integration of mathematics skills in A level physics to develop deeper understanding of mathematics and physics concepts. We discuss how to support students to apply their GCSE mathematics knowledge in an A level context and learn the mathematics behind the physics in order to teach for understanding.
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Who is it for?
What topics are covered?
This two-day course covers:
Supporting students to apply GCSE mathematics skills in A level physics
Differentiation and integration applied in physics
Logarithms and exponentials
Graphs and linearisation
How will you learn?
How long is this course?
This is a two-day intensive residential course.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Improve your knowledge of the mathematical topics required for A level physics
- Have a deeper understanding of the reasons why students have difficulty applying their mathematical skills in a physics context
- Identify pedagogies to help address these issues
- Explore mathematics resources suitable for teaching A level physics