ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course is intended for new teachers to A2 compulsory pure content for the new further mathematics specification or those seeking to develop new teaching strategies and activities to stimulate student understanding. The sessions will focus on four of the main topics of the specification: Complex numbers, Polar Coordinates, Hyperbolic Functions and Differential equations and consider methods to develop conceptual understanding of the relevant mathematics.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- Take away fresh ideas and resources for key topics
- Analyse the assessment requirements of the new specification
- Increased awareness of the demands of the new specification and how to meet them
- Take away a selection of resources to use in the classroom for inspiring students
|COURSE DATES||London | Wednesday 15 December 2021
London | Wednesday 9 February 2022
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|IN-SCHOOL||You can also book this as an In-School Course|
10.00 – 10:30am: Introduction and Overview
- What are the key topics in the compulsory pure content for A2 further mathematics and how do they fit together?
- What are the assessment objectives and the key concerns for assessment?
- How can we develop our student curiosity in high level mathematical concepts?
10:30 – 11:30am: De Moivre’s theorem and the exponential form of a complex number
- Teaching ideas for introducing and developing De Moivre’s theorem
- The exponential form of a complex number as a flexible concept
- Inspiring students with the roots of unity
11:30 – 11:45: Break
11:45 – 12:45pm: Polar coordinates and graphs
- Using dynamic geometry to develop student understanding.
- Key concepts and teaching ideas for polar curves
- Considering the beauty of polar curves
- Resourcing polar coordinates and graphs
12:45 – 13:45pm: Lunch
13:45 – 14:45pm: Investigating hyperbolic functions
- Ideas and resources for teaching hyperbolic functions
- The hyperbolic functions as ‘partners’ to the circular trigonometric functions
- Using dynamic geometry to develop understanding of hyperbolic functions
- Developing hyperbolic calculus
14:45 – 15:00pm: Afternoon break
15:00 – 16:00pm: Differential Equations
- Key concepts and teaching ideas
- Resourcing differential equations
- Looking at assessment objectives and comments from examiners
Phillip Howard is Head of Mathematics at a leading secondary school with over fifteen years’ teaching experience. He is an AQA Examiner, Pearson Team Leader and OCR Assessment Specialist. He holds a 1st class Bsc, PGCE (maths) and an MSc. In addition to his evidenced devotion to his subject and students, Phillip is a prolific writer on the teaching, learning and promotion of Mathematics in Education.