The sigma Network is delighted to announce a workshop on “Mathematics and statistics support for Economics and Finance” hosted by Bournemouth University on Monday 21st May 2018, 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Mathematics and statistics are key subjects for students who study for a degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics. Are students fully aware of this? Are students willing and able to apply their existing mathematical knowledge to other disciplines like accounting, economics and finance? Students have different backgrounds and it can difficult to establish what is familiar to them and what is new. Therefore, designing an attractive unit for the entire cohort is quite challenging. Furthermore, how can we help students in the difficult process of transition from secondary school to university? What are the most effective models of maths and stats support? How can we efficiently use the range of resources available online?
Attendance and the working lunch will be provided for free.
To register to attend, please use Eventbrite or email Marta Disegna (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any dietary or access requirements or if you need a car parking space, please state it in the Eventbrite registration form note or in the email.
12:00 Arrival, registration and lunch
12:30 Welcome, David Bowers (Chair, sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support)
12:45 What is special about maths and statistics for Economics and Finance? (Bournemouth University staff)
13:30 Different resources for supporting mathematics and statistics skills in Economics and Finance, Francis Duah (University of York) and Martin Greenhow (Brunel University).
14:20 An Introduction to the Q-Step initiative, Steve Grundy (Q-Step Programme Manager, Nuffield Foundation)
14:45 Coffee & Networking.
15:15 Showcase and open discussion on attendees’ own teaching approaches and experiences of offering maths support to Economics and Finance students, with the opportunity to share good practice and reach out for advice. (Each attendee will have the opportunity to present ideas for promoting active learning that they have used in their teaching or support work. Please indicate if you would like to do this registration form.)
16:15 Action planning.
How can I apply today’s insights to my own teaching or maths support provision?
What future collaborative/developmental activities would be useful?
16:30 Closing remarks