WhatMechanics for Units 2 and 4 for A-level Mathematics
WhoKS5 teachers
WhenJune to October 2023
To bookfmspwales@swansea.ac.uk

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This course will give a comprehensive coverage of the Mechanics concepts required for A-level Mathematics and will look at how to effectively deliver the material by engaging students.

This course is aimed at teachers who would like to develop their skills in Mechanics to enable them to teach this part of the course for the first time. It will also be suitable for those staff who have not taught Mechanics for a number of years and would like a refresher course.

Course Structure: 5 Modules, all to be hybrid.

Session 1: June 21st 2023

Session 2: July 12th 2023

Session 3 to 5 will be held in the Autumn Term.

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

Each module of work will last 3-4 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.

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