ISBN No. 0 946 815 88 7 ISSN NO. 0 141 4186
[Reviewed in:- Mathematics Support Newsletter, 3, 1995, pp 20-21; HE Digest, 23, Autumn 1995; The Lecturer, February 1996; Teaching and Learning Undergraduate Mathematics, 5, 1996, pp 6-8.]
This publication is a collection of 18 case studies which illustrate some of the innovative practices currently taking place in Higher Education Mathematics Departments across the United Kingdom.
The paper is written for lecturers who teach mathematics in H.E., but it will also be of interest to colleagues in Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges.
The following selection of case studies is not exhaustive but it does reflect the diversity of recent innovations in mathematics teaching:
1. Using Comprehension Tests.
2. Using Reading Activities.
3. Using Critical Reviews.
4. Teaching Calculus with DERIVE.
5. Mathematical Skills Maintenance with DERIVE.
6. Using MATHEMATICA with mathematics students.
7. Using MATHEMATICA with B.Ed. students.
8. Computer Based Testing and Assessment.
9. Computer Based Tutorials for Introductory Statistics.
10. Presenting a Lecture Course as a Sequence of Problems.
11. Mathematical Investigations.
12. Getting the most from Assignments.
13. Concept Questions in Mechanics.
14. Uniwide Modules for Non-Specialists.
15. Using Student Projects as a Peer Tutoring Resource.
16. Learning Contracts.
17. Using Posters for Communication and Assessment.
18. Using Video in Mathematical Presentations.
The layout has been designed to keep the case study reports short, succinct and practical. At the front of the paper are tables which cross reference the case studies against:
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