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Encouraging students to practice basic mathematics: The problems of a non-accredited course. Hazel Corradi Department of Biology and Biochemistry. Overview. Background to Maths Workshop The initial challenge What I tried to improve Current thoughts. Background to Maths Workshop.

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encouraging students to practice basic mathematics the problems of a non accredited course

Encouraging students to practice basic mathematics:The problems of a non-accredited course

Hazel Corradi

Department of Biology and Biochemistry

overview
Overview
  • Background to Maths Workshop
  • The initial challenge
  • What I tried to improve
  • Current thoughts
background to maths workshop
Background to Maths Workshop
  • Intake of ~60 Biochemists and Molecular Cell Biologists (MCBs)
  • No requirement for A level maths, and some MCBs do not have A level Chemistry
  • Run a weekly workshop

Wide range of mathematics ability

outcomes
Outcomes…

Who attended?

What I taught

Outcome

what i did
What I did…

Student motivation

Setting learning outcomes

Managing different standards

Monitoring student engagement

Assessment

slide7
Setting learning outcomes
  • What maths is required for the course?
  • How should it be taught?
  • Use of Moodle?
slide11
Exam design
  • Required mark =100%
  • Repeat questions until they are correct
  • Requesting and training invigilators
  • Monitoring finishing times
  • Need correct answers
  • Password and IP protected
  • Calculators and attendance slips
  • Room booking and timetables
2009 2010 student test performance
2009-2010Student test performance

15 30 45 60 75 90 105 120 R A

current thoughts
Current thoughts

What do I do about those students who haven’t engaged?

What do I do about those students who have very low ability?

Should I make the exam harder?

Should I provide more examples and worksheets?

a bit of research
A bit of research
  • Survey the students on their opinion
  • Survey the staff on maths requirements for later courses
  • Read some books, look for available resources
    • New textbooks
    • Online
slide18
Plan
  • Be more enthusiastic
  • Linking the material to biochemistry
  • Providing more resources online
  • Reintroducing preliminary assessment
  • Introducing informal assessment and group work
student test performance
Student test performance
  • 59 out of 70 completed the test within 2 hours.
  • 9 out of 11 failures did not have A or AS level maths
  • 4 out of the 11 were MCBs.
what i did1
What I did…

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Who attended?

What I taught

Outcome

what i did2
What I did…

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Who attended?

What I taught

Outcome

what i did3
What I did…

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Who attended?

What I taught

Outcome

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