Appropriate for teachers with no experience of teaching A level Mathematics, this course shows how a range of numeric topics from GCSE are developed at A level across all specifications.
10.00-11.15 Circles: Building on Pythagoras’s Theorem to explain the equation of a circle, matching graphical and algebraic representations, and making use of GeoGebra.
11.30-12.30 Numerical solution of equations: Efficient ways of finding roots of an equation based on the x=g(x) iteration.
13.15-14.30 Introduction to logarithms: Building on indices at GCSE, this is a suggested first lesson on logarithms.
14.45-15.45 Cubic functions: The graphs of cubic functions, polynomial division and the factor theorem.