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The conference for all 11-19 mathematics teachers

28 - 30 June 2018

Keele University

Differential equations in A level Further Mathematics

Sharon Tripconey

11:15 - 12:15 Thursday 28 June

A level Mathematics / Further Mathematics

Key techniques for solving differential equations, which go beyond separation of variables, are included in the compulsory part of A level Further Mathematics. Applications can bring the topic alive with examples such as motion with air resistance, resonance, and predator-prey models. In this session, we will consider three main topics: the integrating factor, second order differential equations, and coupled differential equations. The session is ideal for A level Further Mathematics teachers who wish to prepare themselves to teach this topic.

About the speaker

Sharon is a National Coordinator for the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme. She works mainly within the CPD strand of the AMSP and develops course materials to support teachers’ professional development. Sharon leads the Teaching Further Mathematics (TFM) course.