Mathematics in the Science Classroom 2018-19

Starting: July 2, 2019 | 1:30pm - 4:30pm


Delegate costs for this course are fully funded and offered in partnership with the South Central Science Learning Partnership (SLP).

Please do not book this course via our website but use the following link to secure your place: 


An understanding of mathematics is essential for learning science. Current science GCSE specifications emphasise a range of mathematical skills, some of which students find challenging. The workshop will look at several of these skills in detail and explain where authoritative advice and teaching resources can be accessed.

Who is this course for?

Teachers of science, 11-16 (and their mathematics teaching colleagues)


  • Recognise how weaknesses in understanding mathematics can lead to difficulties in learning science.
  • Identify activities and pedagogies to address these weaknesses.
  • Access mathematics in science resources.


You will be able to:

  • appreciate how weaknesses in understanding mathematics can lead to difficulty in understanding secondary science.
  • identify pedagogies to address these weaknesses.
  • understand how mathematics is used to make simple descriptions and predictions in science and how this might be supported by software examples.
  • access mathematics in science resources for teaching GCSE science.


Meet the facilitator

Richard Needham  CSciTeach, @viciascience
Richard is a Senior Facilitator for STEM Learning with considerable experience of leading science teacher professional development.
He was a member of the ASE’s The Language of Mathematics in Science project and is currently involved with several other projects including Critical Thinking (TLIF) and Good Practical Science (Gatsby).
He is a trustee of the ASE, and a member of the RSC Curriculum and Assessment working group.