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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 statistics anxiety in higher education
    Strength and Knowledge: developing self-realisation and perceived limit breakthroughs in mathematics students
    Practical Strategies to Support Students with Dyscalculia/Maths Learning Difficulties in Higher Education
    From Engineering to Fine Art: supporting dyscalculic students
    Dyscalculia in the Workplace

Cost: £160, Credit card only
All rooms have disabled access and disabled car parking is available
Further details and booking http://store.lboro.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=267&catid=118&prodid=395

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. Note: this is a re-scheduling of the event originally advertised for 19th October 2016. If you are involved in the provision of mathematicsContinue 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

Inaugural Annual General Meeting of the sigma Network – 6th September 2016

Notice is hereby given of the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the sigma Network. Date: Tuesday 6th September 2016, at 16.30 Place: Loughborough University (within the programme of the CETL-MSOR Conference) This inaugural AGM will confirm the future role of the sigma Network as a professional association for those involved with mathematics and statistics supportContinue Reading

Enhance your maths and statistics support – 5th September 2016

The Maths Learning Centre at De Montfort University is hosting a one-day staff development event for new and experienced mathematics and statistics support tutors on Monday 5th September 2016. The course focuses on some perennial topics faced by maths support staff, and includes presentations from established and experienced members of the sigma Network : (a) SupportingContinue Reading