Maths for A level chemistry NY297
Explore teaching strategies for a wide range of mathematical topics in chemistry GCSE and A level
There is an increased mathematical demand in in both the GCSE and A level chemistry specifications.
This course is ideal for teachers of chemistry who wish to improve their understanding of the mathematics required to be successful in teaching chemistry at A level.
The course explores a range of teaching and learning strategies for successful integration of mathematics skills in A level chemistry to develop deeper understanding of mathematics and chemistry concepts. We discuss how to support students to apply their GCSE mathematics knowledge in an A level context and learn the mathematics behind the chemistry in order to teach for understanding.
Who is it for?
What topics are covered?
Supporting students to apply GCSE mathematics skills in A level chemistry
Graphs: finding gradients and equations, and applying this to the rate reaction
The mathematics behind the pH scale
The mathematics underpinning the Arrhenius equation
Techniques to develop mathematical reasoning, problem solving and resilience
Not sure yet? Here is a free taster which will give you a better understanding of what to expect once you join the course. Please note, this is a free short activity you can do in your own time.
How will you learn?
How long is this course?
- Improve your knowledge of the mathematical topics required for A level chemistry
- Have a deeper understanding of the reasons why students have difficulty applying their mathematical skills in a chemistry context
- Identify pedagogies to help address these issues
- Explore mathematics resources suitable for teaching A level chemistry