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Statistics Resources in a Day – 21st April 2017

sigma Statistics Special Interest Group (SIG) ’Resource in a Day’ event

Date: 21st April 2017
Time: 9:45am – 4:30pm
Location: Millennium Point building, Birmingham City University

The statstutor Communities project allows academics to submit their resources to statstutor once peer reviewed so that they can be used in other Maths Support centres. Whilst many of us have resources we use with students, finding and collaborating with reviewers can be a barrier to sharing these resources.

After an introduction to submitting suitable resources, this event will concentrate on delegates working in small breakout groups to work on the following:
1. Potential Authors and Reviewers working together to finalise resources you already in draft form so that they are ready for submission to statstutor
2. Creation of new resources for techniques not listed on statstutor e.g. Multivariate techniques
3. Modifying existing SPSS or R based resources to cover a different software package e.g. SAS or STATA

A spreadsheet showing a list of resources which need reviewing and also suggestions for new resources can be found here.  If you have resources which need reviewing then do please add a row to the spreadsheet. If you are happy to review or create a new resource, add your initials to the relevant box on the spreadsheet.

During the day we will also have a general meeting of the statistics special interest group which will include discussion about improvements to statstutor and some short talks by sig members (further details and a programme to follow). Register for the event here.

Dyscalculia, Numeracy and Maths Anxiety – 12th April 2017

The sigma Network is pleased to support the following one-day conference: Dyscalculia, Numeracy and Maths Anxiety Wednesday 12th April 2017, Loughborough University Keynote speakers: · Professor David Sheffield: Brief Interventions for maths anxiety Peter Jarrett: The assessment of dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties There will also be a range of parallel workshop sessions and some case studies:     Maths and statisticsContinue Reading

Mathematics and statistics support in the age of Big Data – 13th March 2017

Mathematics and Statistics Support in the Age of “Big Data” Monday 13th March 2017, University of Essex The sigma Network and the University of Essex invite you to a FREE event to explore how HE maths support provision can respond to the demands of “big data”. Increasingly it is not just STEM students who need mathematicalContinue Reading

Using LaTeX – 26 January 2017

The Scottish Maths Support Network is organising a workshop on using Latex for writing documents on Thursday the 26th of January 2017, at the University of Glasgow. The workshop is aimed at people with little or no experience with LaTeX. The workshop will run from 11:00 to 15:00 and lunch will be providing. We are askingContinue Reading

Learning Support in STEM – 12th January 2017

Members of the sigma Network are pleased to be involved in the planning and delivery of the following one day conference: Learning support in STEM: Learning differences and teaching innovations conference Thursday 12th January 2017, University of Sheffield This one-day conference at The University of Sheffield brings together academics, practitioners, and students to discuss STEMContinue Reading

Tutor Training workshop for new maths & stats support tutors – 5th January 2017

Tutor Training: Maths and Statistics Support Workshop 10:30 – 16:00 on 5th Jan 2017 De Montfort University, Kimberlin Library, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH This free one-day training workshop will be of interest to new maths support tutors and PGRs employed to provide maths and statistics help. Tutors not so new are welcome as well andContinue Reading

Maths support through embedded classes – 16th November 2016

London South Bank University are delighted to host a free sigma Network event – Maths Support through Embedded Classes – on Wednesday 16th November 2016, starting at 12.30 and ending around 16.45. If you are involved in the provision of mathematics and/or statistics support in Higher Education, this event will give you the opportunity toContinue Reading

Training for new maths support tutors – 7th November 2016

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors this year? For example, postgrad students or existing lecturers who are new to the practice of maths support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training event for new maths support tutors on Monday 7th November 2016 at Lancaster University Management School. ThisContinue Reading

Training day for new maths support tutors – 11th October 2016

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors this year? For example, postgrad students or existing lecturers who are new to the practice of maths support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training event for new maths support tutors on Tuesday 11th October 2016, at King’s College London. This trainingContinue Reading

Supporting postgraduates who tutor in mathematics support centres – 6th October 2016

The sigma Network in South West England and South Wales is offering a FREE training day for people new to tutoring in maths support centres, on Thursday 6th October 2016 at Cardiff University. While aimed primarily at postgrad students, who are often deployed as maths support tutors, the day is equally relevant for anyone who isContinue Reading