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Teaching A level Core Maths

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by Zak420, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. Zak420

    Zak420 New commenter

    Hi everyone,

    I will be teaching A level Maths from December and haven't had any experience of teaching it yet, I feel anxious about it as when i looked through the book (Edexcel A/S) i honestly couldn't remember how to do roughly 50% of the book.

    Does anyone know of any good websites or any information i could use to help me please?
     
  2. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

  3. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

    It's back to being called Pure Maths now.
    Confusingly there is "Core Pure" but that is the compulsory part of Further Maths.
    And then there is "Core Maths" aka "Maths In Context" but that isn't an A Level, it's for students with a 5 or 6 who want an extra AS with no algebra.
     
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  4. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

    Register with the AMSP (www.amsp.org.uk) and they have lots of online PD, plus your school may have access to Integral resources, which are great for developing your teaching. If you are also teaching Mechanics or Statistics (you definitely will be) then access the Edexcel Teaching Guides for these, in my Dropbox at https://bit.ly/alevelmaths2017
     
  5. LiamD

    LiamD Occasional commenter

    Thanks for that, I've been struggling to explain what Core Maths is to potential students for a few days now. That's much better than anything I came up with.
     
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  6. martinyip65

    martinyip65 New commenter

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the renaming of A-level modules was utterly ridiculous...especially for a discipline reliant so much on logic and clarity.
     

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