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Community Project (2)

Resource type Highest Common Factor Lowest Common Multiple SOURCE
A zip file containing LaTeX source and eps files for the Quick reference leaflet 'Highest Common Factor Lowest Common Multiple' contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Leslie Fletcher, Liverpool John Moores University
Resource type 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)

Resource type 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.
Resource type 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.

Motivating Mathematics (1)

Resource type minus x minus = plus - Mike Savage
This mathtutor extention video explains how multiplying a negative number by another negative number gives a positive number. This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

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Quick Reference (27)

Resource type 1. Percentages, fractions and decimals
A numeracy leaflet covering percentages, fractions and decimals. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 10. Line Graphs
A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret line graphs. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 11. Histograms
A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret histograms. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 12. Double Charts
A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret charts. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 13. Tables
A numeracy leaflet covering interpreting split tables. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 14. Split Tables
A numeracy leaflet covering interpreting tables. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 15. Ratios
A numeracy leaflet ratio calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 16. Pricing or Cost Analysis
A numeracy leaflet covering responding to pricing or cost analysis questions. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 17. Turnover or Revenue or Sales
A numeracy leaflet covering responding to questions involving turnover, revenue or sales. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 18. Shares and Dividends
A numeracy leaflet covering responding to questions involving shares and dividends. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 19. Currency and Foreign Exchange
A numeracy leaflet covering currency conversion. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 2. What is X% of Y
A numeracy leaflet covering how to calculate a percentage. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 20. Profit
A numeracy leaflet covering profit calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 21. Yield or Production
A numeracy leaflet covering yield or production calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 22. Speed and Distance
A numeracy leaflet covering speed, distance, time calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 23. Timetables and Timings
A numeracy leaflet covering timetables and time calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 24. Averages
A numeracy leaflet covering speed, distance, time calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 3. What percentage of Y is X
A numeracy leaflet covering how to determine a percentage. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 4. X is Y% of what
A numeracy leaflet covering how to determine a percentage. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 5. Percentage increase and decrease
A numeracy leaflet covering how to determine a percentage increase or decrease. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 6. What is the change in percentage
A numeracy leaflet covering how to determine a change as a percentage. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 7. Bar Charts
A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret bar charts. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 8. Composite Bar Charts
A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret bar charts. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type 9. Pie Charts
A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret pie charts. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.
Resource type Approaching Numeracy as an Adult
Introductory leaflet on numeracy for adult learners.
Resource type Handling your emotions
Studying mathematics as an adult can be a daunting (or even terrifying!) task. Not only do you need to make progress in your studies, you also may need to handle your negative emotions towards the subject as they can hinder you from achieving your full potential. The purpose of this leaflet is to give you some ideas and techniques that might help you to handle your emotions better when learning and doing mathematics.
Resource type 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.

Research Papers (3)

Resource type A Multifaceted Approach to Numeracy Support for Life Sciences Students
Undergraduate life sciences studies require students to possess certain key numeracy skills and these same skills are sought from graduates by employers. Since September 2011 we have offered optional attendance drop-in sessions and locally produced online resources to support students with the numeracy requirements of our life sciences undergraduate courses. Details of the content of this support along with attendance figures and importantly student feedback are presented here. Chrystalla Ferrier: (2013) A Multifaceted Approach to Numeracy Support for Life Sciences Students. MSOR Connections 13(2), 24-30. DOI: 10.11120/msor.2013.00013
Resource type Strengthening student engagement with quantitative subjects in a Business Faculty
This paper reflects on the results of research undertaken at a large UK university relating to the teaching of quantitative subjects within a Business Faculty. It builds on a simple model of student engagement and, through the description of three case studies, describes research undertaken and developments implemented to strengthen aspects of the model, enhance student engagement and help meet the requirements of employers in terms of graduate skills. The paper also outlines some areas for future research. Jon Warwick and Anna Howard (2014) Strengthening student engagement with quantitative subjects in a Business Faculty. e-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching, 8(1) pp: 32-43. http://www.ejbest.org/upload/eJBEST_Warwick_Howard_-_8(1)_2014.pdf
Resource type The redesign of a quantitative literacy class: student responses to a labbased format
Nicole Scherger (2013). The redesign of a quantitative literacy class: student responses to a lab based format, Teaching Mathematics and its Applications 2013 32(4), 206-213 doi: 10.1093/teamat/hrt003. The purpose of this study was to observe students’ retention, success and attitudes towards mathematics in a community college quantitative literacy course, taught in a lab-based format. The redesigned course implemented the daily use of Microsoft Excel in the classroom demonstrations, group activities and individual assignments, and utilized data from many fields of study. Results showed statistically significant growth in attitudes towards real-world application problems, the use of computers in mathematics, and the consideration of taking additional mathematics courses. There was also marginally significant growth in students’ attitudes towards the relevance and utility of mathematics. Higher retention and success rates in the redesigned course were also observed, although those rates were not found to be statistically significant.

Staff Resources (1)

Resource type 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.

Test Yourself (4)

Resource type Background mathematics for psychology - Numbas
6 questions on fundamental mathematical and SI skills required in psychology. Numbas resources have been made available under a Creative Commons licence by Bill Foster and Christian Perfect, School of Mathematics & Statistics at Newcastle University.
Resource type Diagnostic test in basic maths - Numbas
4 questions testing the precedence of operations applied to integers. In other words testing BIDMAS: Brackets, Indices, Division/Multiplication and Addition/Subtraction. Numbas resources have been made available under a Creative Commons licence by Bill Foster and Christian Perfect, School of Mathematics & Statistics at Newcastle University.
Resource type 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.
Resource type Numeric fractions - Numbas
7 questions on numeric fractions. Numbas resources have been made available under a Creative Commons licence by Bill Foster and Christian Perfect, School of Mathematics & Statistics at Newcastle University.

Third Party Resources (3)

Resource type 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.
Resource type Unit conversion
This onscreen utlitiy from PDF Converter.com enables the conversion units for mass, area, length, volume, angles, temperatures, pressures and time zones.
Resource type 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.

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