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The conference for all 11-19 mathematics teachers

29 June - 1 July 2017

Keele University

MEI Extra Pure: Groups

Claire Baldwin

13:15 - 14:15 Thursday 29th June

A level Mathematics / Further Mathematics OCR(MEI) and A level Mathematics / Further Mathematics

The 2017 MEI A level in Further Mathematics offers Extra Pure mathematics as a minor option worth one sixth of the qualification. In this minor option, learners will study the basics of group theory, a great topic for introducing some underlying structures and connections in mathematics. This session will look at ways of teaching aspects of this topic including the four simple group axioms, Lagrange’s theorem and the concept of an isomorphism. The session is suitable for teachers who are interested in learning about this Further Maths topic or who are considering teaching MEI Extra Pure Mathematics.

Assumed knowledge

A basic knowledge of the underlying mathematical content is expected.

About the speaker(s)

Claire is a Central Co-ordinator for the FMSP with responsibility for HE liaison and girls' participation in mathematics. Previously, Claire taught maths across the 11-18 age range, including roles as head of faculty and Assistant Principal and was a PGCE Secondary Mathematics Course Leader.