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Mathematics Support Michael Grove 1 & Tony Croft 2 1 Maths, Stats & OR Network, School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham 2 Maths, Stats & OR Network, Mathematics Education Centre, & sigma CETL, Loughborough University

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Resources & Publications Facts, Formulae and Information Leaflets: –Pure Mathematics –More Facts & Formulae –Mechanics –Probability & Statistics –Maths for Computer Science –(~21,000 distributed in 2007/2008)

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Resources & Publications Refresher Guides –Algebra –Calculus –Numeracy

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Resources & Publications Range of other publications:

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Resources & Publications Publications & Guides –Ideas from Mathematics Education - An Introduction for MathematiciansIdeas from Mathematics Education - An Introduction for Mathematicians –Good Practice in the Provision of Mathematics Support CentresGood Practice in the Provision of Mathematics Support Centres –Supporting Good Practice in Assessment in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational ResearchSupporting Good Practice in Assessment in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research –Probability & Statistics in Microsoft ExcelProbability & Statistics in Microsoft Excel

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Resources & Publications Quarterly newsletter: MSOR Connections –Distributed free of charge –All issues available online (www.mathstore.ac.uk/newsletter) –Recent articles: The strength of the community: how GeoGebra can inspire technology integration in mathematics teachingThe strength of the community: how GeoGebra can inspire technology integration in mathematics teaching Developing graduate and employability skills within a mathematical sciences programmeDeveloping graduate and employability skills within a mathematical sciences programme Student experiences of the transition to university Using a problem-based approach to teach statistics to postgraduate science students: A case studyUsing a problem-based approach to teach statistics to postgraduate science students: A case study

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Mathematics Support mathcentremathcentre mathtutormathtutor

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Funding Opportunities Funding for mini-projects –Learning from Mistakes - An Analysis of Misconceptions and Mal-rules at the University Transition – Dirk Hermans (Birmingham) –Accessibility in MSOR: LaTeX and Braille – Peter Rowlett (Nottingham Trent) –Learning Basic Statistics by Solving Problems – Jennifer Freeman (Sheffield) –Study skills in the Mathematical Sciences – Martin Greenhow (Brunel)Study skills in the Mathematical Sciences – Martin Greenhow (Brunel)

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Annual Conference Annual Conference (CETL-MSOR 2009): 7/8 September, Open University Refereed Proceedings www.mathstore.ac.uk/ conference2009www.mathstore.ac.uk/ conference2009

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Postgraduate Teaching Workshops One-day workshops - free of charge Offered nationally – range of dates www.mathstore.ac.uk/ postgrads2009www.mathstore.ac.uk/ postgrads2009 I think every student who has to demonstrate should attend a workshop like this.

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Network Funded Resources E-learning Modules (Dave Woods – Southampton) –Design of experiments http://www.doe.soton.ac.uk/elearning –Modern regression methods http://chemtools.chem.soton.ac.uk/projects/stats

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Network Funded Resources DragMath: A free drag and drop equation editorDragMath STACK: Computer-assisted assessment in mathematicsSTACK Mathletics: A suite of computer-assisted assessmentsMathletics Java Applets for Pure Mathematics http://www.david-jordan.staff.shef.ac.uk/shop/

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R and Rpanel The rpanel package provides a set of simple interactive controls for R functions which are particularly useful in creating dynamic graphics http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/~adrian/rpanel/ R-books: Interactive course-notes/text books which both animate key concepts and also provide learner feed-back. http://r-forge.r-project.org/projects/rbooks/

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Model Choice Model Choice is a system that presents a graded series of scenarios to students, at a level appropriate to their current learning, and challenges them to choose from a list the probability distribution that should be used to model the outcome of the stochastic experiment being described.Model Choice Testing Statistics

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Contact us Contact Details Michael Grove (M.J.Grove@bham.ac.uk)M.J.Grove@bham.ac.uk Tony Croft (A.C.Croft@lboro.ac.uk)A.C.Croft@lboro.ac.uk Web Address www.mathstore.ac.uk

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