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Enhancing the second year experience for undergraduate mathematicians. The SYMBoL Project. http://sym.lboro.ac.uk/. 18 April 2013 Liverpool John Moores University. Francis Duah f.k.duah@lboro.ac.uk , Loughborough University. Reasons for undertaking the project.

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Enhancing the second year experience for undergraduate mathematicians

The SYMBoL Project

http://sym.lboro.ac.uk/

18 April 2013 Liverpool John Moores University

Francis Duah

f.k.duah@lboro.ac.uk,

Loughborough University


Reasons for undertaking the project

  • Staff dissatisfaction with failure rates and level of engagement with

    • Vector Spaces

    • Complex Variables

      Objectives: To…

  • Increase student engagement

  • Increase student success rate

  • Increase student satisfaction levels


Key features

  • Staff-student collaboration in course redesign

  • Implementation of a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme


Outcomes

Figure 1. Screenshot of Notes on Residue Theorem

Figure 2. Screencast Video on Laurent Series


Outcomes

  • Interns gained deeper understanding of the content

  • Enhanced relationship

  • Change in staff approach

  • PAL participants performed better than non-participants

  • PAL participants reported enhanced learning experience


Further Information

Thank You For Listening

Francis Duah

f.k.duah@lboro.ac.uk

http://sym.lboro.ac.uk/


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