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Mathematics Support Michael Grove 1 & Tony Croft 2 1 Maths, Stats & OR Network, School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham 2 Maths, Stats & OR Network, Mathematics Education Centre, & sigma CETL, Loughborough University Facts, Formulae and Information Leaflets: Pure Mathematics

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Mathematics Support

Michael Grove1 & Tony Croft2

1Maths, Stats & OR Network, School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham

2 Maths, Stats & OR Network, Mathematics Education Centre, & sigma CETL, Loughborough University


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Facts, Formulae and Information Leaflets:

Pure Mathematics

‘More’ Facts & Formulae

Mechanics

Probability & Statistics

Maths for Computer Science

(~21,000 distributed in 2007/2008)

Resources & Publications


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Refresher Guides

Algebra

Calculus

Numeracy

Resources & Publications


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Resources & Publications

  • Range of other publications:


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Resources & Publications

  • Publications & Guides

    • Ideas from Mathematics Education - An Introduction for Mathematicians

    • Good Practice in the Provision of Mathematics Support Centres

    • Supporting Good Practice in Assessment in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research

    • Probability & Statistics in Microsoft Excel™


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Resources & Publications

  • Quarterly newsletter: MSOR Connections

    • Distributed free of charge

    • All issues available online (www.mathstore.ac.uk/newsletter)

    • Recent articles:

      • The strength of the community: how GeoGebra can inspire technology integration in mathematics teaching

      • Developing graduate and employability skills within a mathematical sciences programme

      • Student experiences of the transition to university

      • Using a problem-based approach to teach statistics to postgraduate science students: A case study


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Mathematics Support

mathcentre

mathtutor


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Funding Opportunities

  • Funding for mini-projects

    • Learning from Mistakes - An Analysis of Misconceptions and Mal-rules at the University Transition – Dirk Hermans (Birmingham)

    • Accessibility in MSOR: LaTeX and Braille – Peter Rowlett (Nottingham Trent)

    • Learning Basic Statistics by Solving Problems – Jennifer Freeman (Sheffield)

    • Study skills in the Mathematical Sciences – Martin Greenhow (Brunel)


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Annual Conference (CETL-MSOR 2009): 7/8 September, Open University

Refereed Proceedings

www.mathstore.ac.uk/conference2009

Annual Conference


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One-day workshops - free of charge University

Offered nationally – range of dates

www.mathstore.ac.uk/postgrads2009

Postgraduate Teaching Workshops

‘I think every student who has to demonstrate should attend a workshop like this.’


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Network Funded Resources University

  • E-learning Modules (Dave Woods – Southampton)

    • Design of experiments

      http://www.doe.soton.ac.uk/elearning

    • Modern regression methods

      http://chemtools.chem.soton.ac.uk/projects/stats


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Network Funded Resources University

  • DragMath: A free ‘drag and drop’ equation editor

  • STACK: Computer-assisted assessment in mathematics

  • Mathletics: A suite of computer-assisted assessments

  • Java Applets for Pure Mathematics

    http://www.david-jordan.staff.shef.ac.uk/shop/


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R and Rpanel University

  • The rpanel package provides a set of simple interactive controls for R functions which are particularly useful in creating dynamic graphics

    http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/~adrian/rpanel/

  • R-books: Interactive course-notes/text books which both animate key concepts and also provide learner feed-back.

    http://r-forge.r-project.org/projects/rbooks/


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Model Choice University

  • Model Choice is a system that presents a graded series of scenarios to students, at a level appropriate to their current learning, and challenges them to choose from a list the probability distribution that should be used to model the outcome of the stochastic experiment being described.

  • Testing Statistics


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Contact us University

Contact Details

Michael Grove ([email protected])

Tony Croft ([email protected])

Web Address

www.mathstore.ac.uk


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