# Notation resources

### Community Project (1)

Mathematical Symbols and Abbrevations SOURCE

A zip file containing LaTeX source and eps files for the quick reference leaflet 'Mathematical Symbols and Abbrevations' contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Janette Matthews and reviewed by Tony Croft, Loughborough University.

### Facts & Formulae Leaflets (2)

Facts & Formulae for Functional Mathematics - Onscreen version

A onscreen version of the Fact & Formulae leaflet for Functional Mathematics contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Anne Townsend.

Facts & Formulae for Functional Mathematics - Print version

A Fact & Formulae leaflet for Functional Mathematics contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Anne Townsend. This leaflet is designed to be printed landscape on A4 and folded.

### Guides (1)

Just the Maths (A.J.Hobson)

"Just the Maths" authored by the late Tony Hobson, former Senior
Lecturer in Mathematics of the School of Mathematical and
Information Sciences at Coventry University, is a collection of separate mathematics units, in chronological
topic-order, intended for foundation level and first year
degree level in higher education where mathematics is a service discipline e.g. engineering.

### Quick Reference (3)

Mathematical Symbols and Abbreviations

This leaflet provides information on symbols and notation commonly used in mathematics. It shows the meaning of a symbol and, where necessary, an example and an indication of how the symbol would be said. For further information from mathcentre resources, a search phrase is given. This Quick Reference leaflet is contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Janette Matthews and reviewed by Tony Croft, University of Loughborough.

Sigma notation

Sigma notation provides a concise and convenient way of writing long sums. This leaflet explains how.

The modulus of a number

This leaflet explains what is meant by the modulus, or absolute value of a number. (Engineering Maths First Aid Kit 1.5)

### Staff Resources (1)

Maths EG Teacher Interface

The teacher interface for Maths EG which may be used for computer-aided assessment of maths, stats and numeracy from GCSE to undergraduate level 2. These resources have been made available under a Creative Common licence by Martin Greenhow and Abdulrahman Kamavi, Brunel University. Teachers need to register (top right of screen) and thereafter login to use the system, after which they may use it to compose their own tests by selecting (specifically or randomly) questions from the entire database of questions. Instructions are available from the title page.

### Teach Yourself (1)

Sigma notation

Sigma notation is a method used to write out a long sum in a concise way. In
this unit we look at ways of using sigma notation, and establish some useful
rules.

### Test Yourself (2)

Diagnostic Test - Mathematical language

Diagnostic test for mathematical language
This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

Maths EG

Computer-aided assessment of maths, stats and numeracy from GCSE to undergraduate level 2. These resources have been made available under a Creative Common licence by Martin Greenhow and Abdulrahman Kamavi, Brunel University.

### Third Party Resources (2)

biomathtutor

biomathtutor presents students with a filmed bioscience-based scenario and guides them through some of the mathematics they need to understand and grow confident and competent in using routinely. The case-study scenario, covering practical aspects of haematology and microbiology, is presented via a narrated film, 24 min in length, but divided up into short sections. The film tracks the diagnosis and treatment of a student with anaemia and a throat infection and links the clinical findings and diagnoses to 33 interactive questions and relevant maths tutorials. An additional 24 interactive questions cover the same range of basic mathematical concepts presented in similar biological contexts, with a view to reinforcing students' learning.
biomathtutor was developed by Vicki Tariq (University of Central Lancashire), John Heritage and Tom Roper (University of Leeds), Andrew Bond (University of Westminster), Mike Tribe (University of Sussex) and the EBS Trust. It was funded by HEFCE through its National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by EBS Trust 2006.
NOTE: This resource has been tested on a Windows platform with Internet Explorer. There are known problems with Firefox and/or Apple systems.

University of East Anglia (UEA) Interactive Mathematics and Statistics Resources

The Learning Enhancement Team at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has developed la series of interactive resources accessible via Prezi mind maps : Steps into Numeracy, Steps into Algebra, Steps into Trigonometry, Bridging between Algebra and Calculus, Steps into Calculus, Steps into Differential Equations, Steps into Statistics and Other Essential Skills.

### Video (1)

Mathematical language

This introductory section provides useful background material on the importance of symbols in mathematical work. It describes conventions used by mathematicians, engineers, and scientists.
(Mathtutor Video Tutorial)
This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.