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Dr Amanda Cain, Ms Charmian Dawson and Professor Elizabeth Shephard Structural and Molecular Biology University College London Getting it right: on-line.

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1 Dr Amanda Cain, Ms Charmian Dawson and Professor Elizabeth Shephard Structural and Molecular Biology University College London Getting it right: on-line formative assessment of numeracy skills

2 Aims of the project To assess the underlying numerical abilities of students within our second year course To improve these skills To support development of ability and confidence in solving numerical problems

3 Numeracy question from examination paper

4 Relationship between A level grades and numeracy score

5 Pre-Practical Quizzes Completion required prior to attendance in lab Short series of questions on moodle - theoretical and numerical Pass mark of at least 60% First trialled in second year Molecular Biology

6 Support for numerical questions Numeracy helplines Practice quizzes Answer files Videos

7 Numeracy Helplines Designed by students Simple explanations Equations to memorise Worked examples

8 Numeracy helplines

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10 Help line usage

11 Practice quizzes

12 193 students on course 302 separate attempts Over 200 views of the answer files

13 Videos

14 Video files

15 Advantages of on-line support resources Used at anytime and repeatedly Regular practice of numerical concepts No fear of embarrassment Immediate results/feedback Helps us to identify areas of weakness which require additional support

16 Comparison of equivalent questions on molarity and percentage solutions

17 Analysis of numerical results

18 Student feedback

19 Summary Continued practice at numerical problems has had a positive effect The support materials are appropriate and well utilised Thanks to UCL for funding the creation of our support materials


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