Teaching A level mathematics: proof, problem solving and modelling MY216


Changes to A level specifications are to be introduced in 2017.  These will require all students to study aspects of Pure mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.  In addition, three overarching themes of Mathematical Argument and Proof, Problem Solving, and Mathematical Modelling must be applied across the whole A level content.  New material is included at both AS and A level.  This course will explore approaches to teaching that strengthen the overarching themes, and aspects of the new content will be considered in detail.   The traditional division of mathematics into separate teaching areas will also be discussed, together with the implications that the common content has for developing integrated Schemes of Learning.

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

Course fees vary for participants outside the UK.  Please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk  for more information.


Participants will consider:

  • how to meet the demands of the overarching themes of the new A level mathematics curriculum: mathematical argument, language and proof; mathematical problem solving; mathematical modelling
  • the benefits and challenges of integrated teaching of pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics
  • the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning at A level

Participants will complete a gap task putting into practice ideas considered in the first residential period.




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