Guides & Case Studies resources
A Guide to Puzzle-based Learning in STEM subjects
This report is part of a project funded by the Centre for Learning and Academic Development (CLAD) at the University of Birmingham. The objective of the project was to develop new learning resources to enable staff working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to incorporate puzzle-based learning in their teaching. This guide to puzzle-based learning accompanies a selection of mathematical and logic-based puzzles, grouped by mathematical topic and approximate â??levelâ??, as judged by our experiences. It is written to provide advice to staff on how to adapt such puzzles for use in their subject at the appropriate level(s). Badger M., Sangwin, C.J., Ventura-Medina E. and Thomas C.R. (2012) A Guide to Puzzle-based Learning in STEM Subjects, University of Birmingham, http://web.mat.bham.ac.uk/C.J.Sangwin/Publications/GuideToPuzzleBasedLearningInSTEM.pdf
Getting Started in Pedagogic Research within the STEM Disciplines (HE STEM)
This guide edited by Michael Grove and Tina Overton has been developed for those looking to begin pedagogic research within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Its purpose is to provide an accessible introduction to pedagogic research along with a practical guide containing hints and tips on how to get started. The guide was produced following a series of national workshops and conferences that were started in 2011 by the National HE STEM Programme and continued in 2012 with the support of the Higher Education Academy.
Getting started with data manipulation in Microsoft Excel
This is one of four "Getting started with ..." developed by Cheryl Voake-Jones and Emma Cliffe from the Mathematics Resources Centre at the University of Bath covering equations in Microsoft Excel. The resource includes an audio tutorial with transcript and associated files. These resources were developed with funding from sigma.
Getting started with LaTeX
This is one of four "Getting started with ..." developed by Cheryl Voake-Jones and Emma Cliffe from the Mathematics Resources Centre at the University of Bath covering LaTeX. The resource includes an audio tutorial with transcript and associated files. These resources were developed with funding from sigma.
Tutoring in a Mathematics Support Centre - A Guide for Postgraduate Tutors (sigma)
This sigma Guide is written for postgraduate students who are working in, or who want to work in, mathematics support centres. It distils the wisdom of seven people, who have many years of experience in mathematics education and in the work of support centres, into a practical resource for postgraduate students. In addition, it contains activities which can be used during training sessions to simulate working in a mathematics support centre. The guide is edited by Tony Croft and Michael Grove and authored by A.C.Croft, J.W.Gillard, M.J.Grove, J.Kyle, A.Owen, P.C.Samuels and R.H.Wilson.
Research Papers (1)
A Report on the Feasibility of Mobile Devices for Mathematics Learning in Higher Education (sigma)
This sigma CETL report by Chengliang Hu presents an investigation into the educational potential of mobile devices in supporting mathematics teaching and learning. (2007) The zip file contains the full report and all appendices.
Staff Resources (1)
MathinSite: Maths Insight from a Maths Website
During the early 1990s, mathematics software was written using Visual Basic for students at Bournemouth University. With the advent of the Java programming language, this software was translated and extended into MathinSite, a website containing mathematics applets (small programs that can be run through a web browser). The primary aim of these applets is to help deepen mathematical insight through dynamic, interactive visualisations. Use of the Internet not only ensures that the content can be delivered within a studentÃ?Â¢??s own educational surroundings, but also that any user can access the content any time of day or night from any computer in the world with an Internet connection.