Teaching Discrete Mathematics (TD) is a new professional development course which has been written specifically for the new Mathematics A levels and is certificated by Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI). In the 2017 A levels, Discrete Mathematics exists exclusively within Further Mathematics. The basic content in the TD course appears under three titles in the specifications published by the different Awarding Organisations;
The subject content of the TD course covers a wide pool of discrete and decision maths material including all the topic areas common to the new specifications.
The course aims to enable participants to:
TD provides the opportunity for sustained professional development. The course is scheduled over a 6 month period and consists of:
Teaching Discrete Mathematics Course Information gives more detailed information about the content and structure of the course.
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:
TD will be starting in January 2018. Please submit an online application form if you wish to be considered for a place on this course.
If you would like more information about the course please contact Jeff Trim, TD Course Leader.
The FMSP holds the NCETM CPD standard
For the latest information about The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) visit http://www.ncetm.org.uk/.
The NCETM website now has a professional development self evaluation tool that can help teachers assess their current position and identify suitable areas for continuing professional development. For more information go to the teacher self-evaluation tool
Schools and Colleges can submit an online request to register with the Further Mathematics Support Programme. It is free to do so and there are many benefits.
To find out about the FMSP in your area please select a region from the map below: