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KS2/3 Maths for Science
15 September @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am BST
KS3 Science: Maths for Science
Maths makes up an essential part of science. Counting and measuring are the first skills in being able to spot patterns. From there we often need to convert to different units (eg km to m), deal with errors and rearrange equations.
This topic has been specially written to help students develop their understanding of Maths for Science. In school terminology the lessons will be at a lower KS3 level (perhaps more KS2/3) and usually covered in Years 6-8 if in school. In tutoring Home Educated children I’ve found that many students haven’t done quite as much maths as their school peers so thought this would be a useful topic.
Lessons will involve students being shown how to use and apply maths in the context of science, something many students finds makes maths easier to understand.
These live and interactive lessons are based on the KS3 Science National Curriculum, they will help students prepare for GCSE Sciences or other similar qualifications. Maths skills typically make up around 30% of a science GCSE.
The lessons are typically suited to students aged approximately 10-12 years of age. Small groups (capped at 10) ensure students get the opportunity to interact with the tutor and have their questions answered.
Lessons can be taken as a whole topic (recommended) or individually, if preferred, as they are written to make sense on a lesson by lesson basis.
Lesson 1 (Weds 8 Sept): Counting and measuring – Learn about different ways of counting, measuring, using and reading scales
Lesson 2 (Weds 15 Sept): Errors, averages and anomalies – Learn about different types of error and how to deal with them
Lesson 3 (Weds 22 Sept): Graphs – Learn how to create scales for graphs, plot points and draw lines of best fit
Lesson 4 (Weds 29 Sept): Fractions and percentages – Learn how to convert one to the other and do calculations involving both
Lesson 5 (Weds 6 Oct): Introduction to algebra – Learn how to use letters in place of numbers
Lesson 6 (Weds 13 Oct): Standard form and converting units – Learn how to write really big and really small numbers in a scientific way, learn how to convert units by a factor of 1,000
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Andy is a qualified and experienced science teacher who has worked as both a secondary school teacher and a private tutor since 2009. He has also worked in research for the NHS and in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services). Andy’s love of science started as a child when he used to create fact files about plants and animals. Andy is interested in all types of science from Astronomy to Zoology and likes to help his students link their learning to everyday life. Andy is a co-founder of Tutor Led Learning.
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