Thinking graphically in mechanics

Sharon Tripconey and Simon Clay

10:30-11:30, Thursday 30 June

Session description

Getting students to think graphically can deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts. Starting with motion graphs we will consider how graphs can provide rich starting points for various mechanics topics. Come expecting to think, draw and discuss!

This session is suitable for mechanics teachers, especially those new to teaching mechanics

Interests: A level Mathematics / Further Mathematics

About the speakers

Sharon has worked for MEI for more than 10 years and in 2019, she was appointed as MEI’s Director for Teacher Support. Sharon has a particular interest in the teaching and learning of Mechanics at A level and she enjoys supporting teachers’ professional development in Mechanics.

Simon has worked for MEI as part of the Teacher Support team since 2012. He coordinates the Teaching A level Mathematics (TAM) and Pedagogy for A level Mathematics (PALM) courses, working mainly with teachers who are new to teaching A level Mathematics.