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Scheme of Work: Advice Requested

paul_brassington 31 August 2010 12:48
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Hi,

I'm in need of advice as I'll be teaching Edexcel AS Maths next week as a teacher has decided to retire.

I've got the specification and I'm OK with the maths but I would like advice regarding the sequence of topics to teach.

What order should the topics be taught?

Any advice very welcome.

Paul Brassington
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stripconey 31 August 2010 13:22
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Hi Paul,

Sorry just to clarify, do you mean AS maths i.e. C1, C2  +1 or AS Further Maths i.e. FP1 plus 2 others? It's just that the forum you have posted to is entitled 'Further maths' hence request for clarification.

Sharon
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paul_brassington 31 August 2010 15:35
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Hi Sharon,

I mean C1 and C2, sorry for not making this clear. Later I'll need to know about M1 but not yet.

Paul
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kathrynp 31 August 2010 16:26
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Hi,
Have my tried emaths for schemes of work? You will need to make sure you "revise"/recap algebra topics from GCSE, as these are essential skills for AS (and probably in the syllabus as well) (We use a different exam board) Do you have a text book? The order of topics in that will probably make sure you get topics sequentially, so you don't find you have missed a vital bit of pre-requisite knowledge for the topic you are teaching. That doesn't mean you have to stick slavishly to a text book!
Enjoy teaching AL Maths!
Kathryn
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kathrynp 31 August 2010 16:26
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Hi,
Have my tried emaths for schemes of work? You will need to make sure you "revise"/recap algebra topics from GCSE, as these are essential skills for AS (and probably in the syllabus as well) (We use a different exam board) Do you have a text book? The order of topics in that will probably make sure you get topics sequentially, so you don't find you have missed a vital bit of pre-requisite knowledge for the topic you are teaching. That doesn't mean you have to stick slavishly to a text book!
Enjoy teaching AL Maths!
Kathryn
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stripconey 31 August 2010 16:37
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Hi Paul,  

Ok but I'm afraid I haven't got any advice for C1 / 2 schemes of work as I work largely with FM modules. But I'm sure someone will respond to your post and give some advice shortly.

Are you aware that there is a free website is intended only for the use of teachers of
 Edexcel which has been complied by Graham Cummings? The site is call the Maths Emporium. If you search for 'edexcel maths emporium' you should find it. It's easy to register, i think you just need your school's centre number or something? I've just looked and there appears to be a 'scheme of work' for C1 / C2 on the site - I don't know the source but it may be a good starting point?

Hope that this helps,

Sharon

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ejswright 31 August 2010 16:43
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Emaths or the text book for teaching order; however, assuming this is an 'able' further maths group sitting C1 and C2 in January, the timelines on emaths are too slow.  Algebra needs recapping but I find that most groups need to do very few questions on most of the chapters and can prepare more happily through the many past papers.  The new topics (discriminant, APs and calculus) need more time.

If two teachers are sharing the group, we always split it Algebra for one teacher and Coord Geom and Calculus for the other teacher.  That way new stuff comes into the first week for those with a full understanding of GCSE.  APs goes to whichever teacher is otherwise finished.
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sooshe 13 September 2015 22:07
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hi Sharon, i teach further mathematics too but i need resources that i use as teaching aids to help my students better their understanding, i will be glad if anyone out there could help me with any. thanks

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stripconey 15 September 2015 13:54
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Schools and Colleges in England that are registered with the Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP): http://www.furthermaths.org.uk/ have free access to lots of resources for Further Mathematics. If you are working in a school in England then I suggest that you check with the colleagues in your department to see if they are already registered with the FMSP.

Regards,

Sharon

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