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The conference for all 11-19 mathematics teachers

29 June - 1 July 2017

Keele University

Modelling and Problem Solving in MEI Mathematics

Richard Lissaman

17:15 - 18:15 Thursday 29th June

A level Mathematics / Further Mathematics OCR(MEI)

Modelling in mathematics is about starting with a real life situation, making assumptions to simplify, deciding what features are and aren’t important in order that mathematics can be applied. Problem-solving is about working through situations which are not immediately recognisable as a version of a scenario already familiar to you. Students can find both of these challenging. This session will consider some practical approaches to support students to develop skills associated with modelling and problem solving in the MEI Mathematics specification and will include ideas to take back to the classroom.

Assumed knowledge

A basic knowledge of the underlying mathematical content is expected.

About the speaker(s)

Richard is Technology and Online Resources Coordinator for MEI. This includes development work with Integral and other mathematics resources. He has 15 years experience of working with teachers and students of A level Maths and Further Maths. His PhD thesis is on non-commutative ring theory.