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Diagnostic tool and online resource providing mathematics support for non-specialists

Henderson, Karen; Gwynllyw, Rhys; Walsh, Emily; Haslam, Oliver; O'Flynn, Patrick; Elvidge, Danny; Golden, Kevin

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Authors

Rhys Gwynllyw Rhys.Gwynllyw@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Teaching and Learning

Emily Walsh Emily3.Walsh@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

Danny Elvidge Danny.Elvidge@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Building Physics and Services



Abstract

We report on the development of a diagnostic tool to provide support for non-mathematics students. This tool has been designed to aid the transition onto university courses where mathematics is required during the course, but is not a pre-requisite. Our experiences in running espressoMaths (the university-wide mathematics support drop by station), in addition to discussions with academics from different faculties, highlighted the need for mathematics support at the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) across a broad range of abilities and applications. Students get very stressed and frustrated by their mathematical limitations affecting their studies. Our aim, in developing the diagnostic tool, is to better prepare such students for their studies so that they feel more supported in their transition to University and start at UWE with a stronger mathematical base.

Citation

Henderson, K., Gwynllyw, R., Walsh, E., Haslam, O., O'Flynn, P., Elvidge, D., & Golden, K. (2019). Diagnostic tool and online resource providing mathematics support for non-specialists. In ICERI2019 Proceedings. , (7756-7764). https://doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2019

Conference Name 12th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Conference Location Seville, Spain
Start Date Nov 11, 2019
End Date Nov 13, 2019
Acceptance Date Sep 26, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Deposit Date Nov 25, 2019
Publicly Available Date Nov 25, 2019
Pages 7756-7764
Series ISSN 2340-1095
Book Title ICERI2019 Proceedings
ISBN 9788409147557
DOI https://doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2019
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/4734509
Publisher URL https://library.iated.org/publication_series/ICERI

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This is the accepted version of the article K. Henderson, R. Gwynllyw, E. Walsh, O. Haslam, P. O'Flynn, D. Elvidge, & K. Golden, "Diagnostic tool and online resource providing mathematics support for non-specialists," ICERI2019 Proceedings, 2019. Published here with permission from IATED.







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