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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

Oliver Haslam

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.

Start Date Nov 11, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Pages 7756-7764
Series ISSN 2340-1095
Book Title ICERI2019 Proceedings
ISBN 9788409147557
APA6 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
DOI https://doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2019
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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