MEI and Casio are working with a group of teachers across England to develop their use of technology in A level Mathematics, including the use of graphical calculators.
These teachers have trialled resources for using technology in the teaching and learning of A level Mathematics and have been supporting other teachers in developing these skills.
The teachers in the network have trialled and fed back on a series of classroom tasks. The tasks have been improved based on their feedback.
Topic | Classroom tasks |
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Surds and indices (AS) | |
Quadratic functions (AS) | Plot y=ax^{2}+bx+c in modify mode and vary a, b and c. |
Equations and inequalities (AS) | Intersection of a line and a curve Quadratic inequalities |
Coordinate geometry (AS) | Perpendicular lines |
Trigonometry (AS) | Solution of trig equations |
Polynomials (AS) | The Factor Theorem |
Graphs and transformations (AS) | Functions - Transformations |
The binomial expansion (AS) | |
Differentiation (AS) | Exploring the gradient on a curve Gradient graphs Introduction to Stationary Points |
Integration (AS) | Area under a curve |
Vectors (AS) | |
Exponentials and logarithms (AS) | Gradients of tangents to the exponential function Reduction to linear form |
Topic | Classroom tasks |
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Data collection (AS) | |
Data processing, presentation and interpretation (AS) | Basic statistics and charts |
Probability (AS) | |
The binomial distribution (AS) | The Binomial Distribution |
Statistical hypothesis testing using the binomial distribution (AS) | |
Topic | Classroom tasks |
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Kinematics (AS) | Constant Acceleration Equations and Graphs |
Forces and Newton’s laws of motion (AS) | Forces In Equilibrium* Newton's Second Law in One Dimension* |
Variable acceleration (AS) | Variable Acceleration – Differentiation Variable Acceleration – Integration |
Topic | Classroom tasks |
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Trigonometry | Trig equations in radians |
Sequences and series | Sum of an AP Sum of a GP |
Functions | The Modulus Function Inverse functions |
Differentiation | Points of inflection |
Trigonometric functions | |
Algebra | Partial Fractions |
Trigonometry identities | Double Angle formulae Rcos(θ−α) |
Further Differentiation | Differentiating trigonometric functions |
Integration | Gradient of tangent to y=e^{kx} Gradient of tangent to y=lnx |
Parametric equations | Tangents to parametric curves |
Vectors | |
Differential equations | |
Numerical methods | Change of sign Fixed point iterations Newton Raphson |
Topic | Classroom tasks |
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Probability | |
Probability distributions | The Normal Distribution |
Hypothesis testing | |
Topic | Classroom tasks |
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Kinematics | Intersecting Paths |
Force and motion | Connected Particles* |
Moments | |
Projectiles | The Maximum Range of a Projectile Velocity and Acceleration of a Projectile* |
Friction | The Friction Law* |
*Task requiring a program to be loaded onto the calculator.
In the initial phase of the network MEI worked with the teachers to support them in using technology in the classroom and then use these experiences to deliver training to a group of their peers in an existing mathematics teachers' network.
For more information please contact MEI's Learning Technology Specialist.