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The conference for all 11-19 mathematics teachers

29 June - 1 July 2017

Keele University

Problem solving at A level

Phil Chaffe

11:15 - 12:15 Thursday 29th June

A level Mathematics / Further Mathematics

Problem solving is one of the overarching themes of the 2017 A level. Students will be expected to "use their mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems which require them to decide on the solution strategy" and to "recognise when mathematics can be used to analyse and solve a problem in context". This session will use a number of problems available on Integral and the FMSP website to demonstrate how mathematical problem solving can be integrated into A level classes.

Assumed knowledge

This session is appropriate for those who are confident in the topics listed in the session description and who have ideally taught these topics.

About the speaker(s)

Phil is one of the Central Coordinators for the Further Mathematics Support Programme. His particular role is in preparing students for the STEP, AEA, MAT and TMUA examinations.