WhatFurther Maths Unit 4 Professional Learning
WhoKS5 teachers
WhenMarch to July 2023
HowOnline self-study and Zoom meetings
To bookb.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk

More information

This course will give a comprehensive coverage of FMU4 and is aimed at teachers who currently deliver AS-level Further Maths and would like to deliver A2- Further Maths, or teachers who currently teach Further Maths and would like a refresher.

Course Structure: 6 Modules. 2 hybrid and 4 self-study modules.

All sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend in person

Each module of work will last 2-3 weeks.

At the beginning of the session you will receive a resource pack of study materials containing

  • explanatory powerpoints with exercises and answers
  • where appropriate, supporting geogebra or excel resources
  • an additional powerpoint containing a selection of exam style questions (without solutions).

During the session you will have email access to the tutor and we hope to arrange a voluntary “drop-in” zoom meeting where you can discuss the content with other colleagues and/or the tutor.

At the end of the session there will be zoom meeting which, it is hoped, everyone will be able to attend. During this session, solutions to the powerpoint of exam style questions will be considered and there will be opportunities to discuss any difficulties that have occurred.

The two hybrid modules will also consist of an initial zoom meeting to cover the more complex concepts of the module.

Topics to be covered will be (these are subject to change by the FMSPW team):

  • Module 1: Power Series and Trigonometry   
  • Module 2: Complex Numbers   
  • Module 3: Hyperbolics   
  • Module 4: Integration   
  • Module 5: Matrices and Polars   
  • Module 6: Differential Equations   

Sessions will be presented in English; materials will be available bilingually