Teaching Discrete Mathematics (TD) is a professional development course which has been written specifically for the new Mathematics A levels and is certificated by MEI. Discrete Mathematics now exists exclusively within Further Mathematics. The content in the TD course appears under three titles in the specifications published by the different Awarding Organisations;
The TD course covers the majority of content for all awarding organisations, including all common elements. There are two separate units, TD1 and TD2. TD1 covers the discrete/decision maths content in AS level Further Mathematics. TD2 covers the discrete/decision maths content in A level Further Mathematics.
The course aims to enable participants to:
TD provides the opportunity for sustained professional development. TD is a blended course which comprises dedicated web-based learning resources, scheduled live online tutorials and face-to-face study days in Coventry. For TD1 starting in Febuary 2019, study days will provisionally be held in London.
Each unit is scheduled over a half-year period. The content of TD1 is a prerequisite for TD2. Some participants study TD1 followed by TD2. Applicants with sufficient prior knowledge of the TD1 content may elect to study only TD2. It should be noted that TD1 includes topics that were not included in D1 legacy specifications.
TD is designed for A Level Mathematics teachers who are new to teaching Discrete/Decision Mathematics or who have previously taught D1 but who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding. Suitable applicants would include:
TD1 is next scheduled from October 2018 to February 2019 - TD1 Study Schedule (October 2018) TD2 is next scheduled from February to July 2019 - TD2 Study Schedule (February 2019) TD1 will also be scheduled from January to June 2019 - TD1 Study Schedule (January 2019)
The fee for TD1 is £300. The fee for TD2 is £300. Teachers working in state-funded schools or colleges in England are eligible to have their course fees fully reimbursed on completion of their course. Teachers working in AMSP Priority Areas qualify for a £300 subsidy in addition to their course fee reimbursement. Please see the frequently asked questions for more details.
If you would like more information about the course please contact Jeff Trim, TD Course Leader.
The FMSP has been superseded by the AMSP
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