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Some problems associated with running a Maths Support Service

Wilson, Robert and Gillard, Jonathan William ORCID: 2008. Some problems associated with running a Maths Support Service. Presented at: CETL-MSOR Conference 2008, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, 8-9 September 2008. Published in: Green, D. ed. CETL-MSOR Conference 2008 Conference Proceedings. Birmingham: The Maths, Stats & OR Network, pp. 94-99.

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There exist a number of reports that offer examples of good practice in setting up and providing mathematical support in Higher Education. In many cases a standard model of drop-in or surgery classes supplemented by online learning resources is adopted. This paper examines the problems associated with such a model following a critical review of the provision of Maths Support at Cardiff University. Key features of the support such as the effectiveness of drop-in support, the flooding of the service by groups of students, and the provision of a statistical consultancy are discussed. Commentary is also provided on the attempts made to manage these problem areas and investigations into possible alternative approaches.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Publisher: The Maths, Stats & OR Network
ISBN: 9780955591457
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 08:44

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