Irregular updates from the Maths, Stats and OR Network on the Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation Project, part of the National HE STEM Programme. This project aims to explore current learning, teaching and assessment practices within mathematical sciences departments, and disseminate good practice.
14 - Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation Final Update24/08/2012
The project has come to an end. Peter Rowlett presents a brief review and highlights some of the available resources. Links to the pages mentioned are available via: http://mathshe.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/final-update/
13 - Get the most from this project in its final months22/02/2012
Details of ways to engage with the Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation Project in its final few months - workshops, seminars, working groups, funding. Full details for everything in this episode are given at the following link:http://mathshe.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/final-few-months/
11 - What I expect from our supported projects02/11/2011
In this short audio update Peter Rowlett speaks about a recent meeting of supported projects and what he told the projects about the aims, practicalities and expectations of the National HE STEM Programme. The following links were mentioned in the recording:HE STEM Evaluation guide: http://www.hestem.ac.uk/resources/guides-and-publications/national-he-stem-programme-evaluating-your-teaching-innovationHE STEM Creative Commons workshops: http://www.hestem.ac.uk/news/creative-commons-events-scheduled
10 - Job advert: Research Assistant for Problem Solving Project (fixed)02/11/2011
Details of a job advertised by one of our funded projects for a Research Assistant. Closing date: 29 September 2011. Further details via: http://wp.me/p18Nxc-3w
9 - Job advert: Senior Research Associate on MU-MAP - Mapping University Mathematics Assessment Practices29/07/2011
Details of a job advertised by one of our funded projects for a Senior Research Associate. Closing date: 12 noon on 16 August 2011. Full details: www.uea.ac.uk/hr/jobs Ref: RA770.
8 - Some thoughts on the day of the funding call13/05/2011
There is an article on the website of Times Higher Education (THE) 'Maths teaching seeks the formula for good graduates', which is about the report of the HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit and on the day of the funding call deadline Peter Rowlett recorded some thoughts about this.
7 - Building on the Mayhematics Maths Cafe: supporting mathematics learning, Noel-Ann Bradshaw, University of Greenwich06/04/2011
Noel-Ann Bradshaw describes her project building on the initial success of the University of Greenwich Maths Cafe, offering maths support and mathematical thinking through puzzles and games.
6 - Some thoughts recorded the night before the Mathematics HE Summit, Peter Rowlett17/01/2011
On 12th January 2011 the Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation Project convened a Mathematics HE Summit. This brought together representatives of 25 university mathematics departments, the IMA, RSS, OR Society, the Council for the Mathematical Sciences, The National HE STEM Programme, sigma and the MSOR Network to discuss some serious, high level questions about Mathematics HE. The night before the Summit, I recorded these thoughts.
5 - The Internet Librarian and Curator for Mathematics Videos - Dr Trevor Hawkes, Coventry University08/12/2010
Trevor Hawkes decribes his project 'The Internet Librarian and Curator for Mathematics Videos', a small-scale, proof-of-concept pilot project, taking the first steps to create an online portal giving searchable access to a selection of recommended mathematics video tutorials.
4 - A Pilot for a Shared On-line Statistics Advisory Service - Alun Owen, Loughborough University22/11/2010
Alun Owen describes the project 'A Pilot for a Shared On-line Statistics Advisory Service'. Alun led a collaborative bid with the Birmingham City University, De Montfort University and the University of Sunderland to offer a Statistics Advisory Service targeted at final year and postgraduate students via an online learning space using Elluminate.
3 - Opportunities in November09/11/2010
Episode 3. I give an update on three opportunities in November: workshops "Using IT when teaching mathematics classes" and "Embedding Graduate Skills in Your Mathematical Sciences Programme", and a funding call.
2 - Assessing student teams developing mathematical models applied to business and industrial mathematics - Edmund Chadwick, University of Salford27/10/2010
Episode 2. Edmund Chadwick describes his project 'Assessing student teams developing mathematical models applied to business and industrial mathematics', which is bringing speakers from industry to give seminars in a module with a focus on business-like team-focussed activities.
1 - Supporting progression in mathematics education - James Hind, Nottingham Trent University19/10/2010
Episode 1. James Hind describes his project 'Supporting progression in mathematics education', which looks to supply two undergraduate students with a final year project each around mathematics education, while also building an outreach relationship with a local school.