A level Mathematics: Making Sense of Modelling in Mechanics

A level Mathematics: Making Sense of Modelling in Mechanics

Course provided by Pearson

Summary overview

  • Online scheduled

  • 1 hour 30 mins study time

  • Teacher training and education

  • Free

  • 2nd December 16:00 - 17:30 GMT

  • Secondary

About this course

02 December 2021 at 16:00 - 17:30 GMTThis session provides an opportunity to consider how the 'overarching theme' of modelling can be delivered together with aspects of the curriculum content from the Mechanics section.Examiners' reports on the new AS and A level Mathematics from June 2019 and October 2020, from all specifications, agree that the most significant challenge was the inclusion of legacy ‘M2’ topics, which led to changes in the demands placed upon students. ResultsPlus data outlined that some of the questions on ‘Kinematics – Variable Acceleration’, ‘Projectiles’ & ‘Ladder Problems – Moments in 2D’ were poorly attempted for both the above examination series.Aims:- To consider how the overarching theme of modelling in mechanics can be addressed within the Specification content.- To look in detail at some recent exam questions and try to see why they were demanding for many students.- To look at one of the topic areas in more detail, select from Kinematics, Projectiles & Ladder/Hinge Problems.- To see some videos which show mechanics concepts in a real world context.- To look at some exemplar questions and have an opportunity to try them.Presenter Pietro Tozzi, has been teaching/training for 36 years and has Head of Department experience. Pietro has contributed towards the Edexcel/Pearson Training Programme and assisted in the writing of A level Schemes of Work (Pure & Mechanics content) for the 2017 Specifications. He also supports and presents at some of the Pearson Collaborative Hubs up and down the country.Please note: a recording of the event will be available to attendees only.This event can count as 1.5 hours of CPD.

Learning outcomes

  1. To consider how the overarching theme of modelling in mechanics can be addressed within the Specification content
  2. To look in detail at some recent exam questions and try to see why they were demanding for many students
  3. To look at one of the topic areas in more detail, select from Kinematics, Projectiles & Ladder/Hinge Problems
  4. To see some videos which show mechanics concepts in a real world context
  5. To look at some exemplar questions and have an opportunity to try them