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## “Can’t do the Maths”

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**“Can’t do the Maths”**This is the single biggest factor in first year dropout from Physical Science and Engineering courses**“Can’t do the Maths”**• led to diagnostic assessment in 250+ Depts of Maths, Physics & Engineering • led to 50+ Maths support centres • triggered the Engineering Council Report ‘Measuring the Maths Problem’**Maths Support at the Transition to University**This FDTL4 project followed naturally from the previous initiatives Aim: to provide accessible Maths support for students/staff on-line and on disk**FDTL4**Maths Tutor DVD Maths Centre Web site LTSN Other components New funders e-diagnostics Video tutorials e-texts New funders**Maths Support at the Transition to University**• A consortium project involving • Coventry Duncan Lawson • Leeds Peter Coltman Tom Roper • Mike Savage • Loughborough Tony Croft • EBS Trust Jim Stevenson • Janice Gardner