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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Trigonometry | Trig equations in radians |
Sequences and series | Sum of an AP Sum of a GP |
Functions | The Modulus Function Inverse functions |
Differentiation | |
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 |
Topic | Classroom tasks |
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Probability | |
Probability distributions | The Normal Distribution |
Hypothesis testing | |
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.