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New Tutor Training in Essex – 7th November 2018

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors in the coming year? For example, UG/PG students or academic staff who are new to the practice of maths and statistics support in HE?

The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new mathematics and statistics support tutors on Wednesday 7th November 2018, at the University of Essex. This training day will be ideal if you were unable to attend one of our earlier events this year, or if you have only recently employed new maths support tutors.

OUTLINE PROGRAMME
10:00   Arrive, coffee
10:30   Introductions. Aims of the day.
10:45   Mathematics support – what is it, why do we need it, how does it differ from traditional teaching?
11:30   Problem solving session and role play.
12:30   Principles of mathematics support – do’s and don’ts
13:00   Lunch
13:30   The special case of statistics support
14:00   Tutoring in a mathematics support centre – dealing with challenging situations and student needs
15:00   Resources for mathematics and statistics support
15:30   Q&A, coffee and networking.
16:00    Close

 This training day is generously hosted by The University of Essex in their brand new STEM Centre, and will be coordinated by David Bowers (Chair of the sigma Network) and Hansa Bissoondeeal (sigma Network Steering Group Member). Anyone interested in attending, please contact Hansa Bissoondeeal (hobiss@essex.ac.uk) noting any special dietary or access requirements.

For those working towards HEA Fellowship, engagement with this event and reflection on the implications for your professional practice can help provide evidence towards the following dimensions of the UKPSF:  A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, K2, K3, K4, V1, V2, V3, V4

Tutor training for statistics support, Coventry – 26th October 2018

The sigma Network’s Special Interest Group in Statistics Support is hosting a free one day workshop on developing the skills needed for providing effective statistics support.  This is aimed at anyone who gives statistical advice and wishes to improve their skills in providing this type of support. The statistics support needs of many students usuallyContinue Reading

New Tutor Training at Leeds – 24th September 2018

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors in the coming year? For example, postgrad students or academic staff who are new to the practice of mathematics and statistics support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new maths and statistics support tutors on Monday 24th September 2018, at the UniversityContinue Reading

Using social media for maths and statistics support – 27th June 2018

Staffordshire University, 10.00 – 15.30, Wednesday 27th June 2018 The aim of this free one-day event is to provide ideas and inspiration to delegates as to how they can use social media to enhance their maths support provision, as well as giving confidence in using some of the most popular social media tools. We areContinue Reading

Statistics Training for Mathematics and Statistics Support Tutors – 20th April 2018

Coventry University sigma Centre, 10.00 am  – 4.00 pm, Friday 20th April 2018 The sigma Network Special Interest Group (SIG) in Statistics Support is delighted to announce a workshop on ’Statistics Training for Mathematics and Statistics Support Tutors’, being held on Friday 20th April 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm at Coventry University. This free event offers anContinue Reading

Accessibility SIG resource working day – 26th March 2018

An Accessibility SIG working day hosted by the Eureka Centre For Mathematical Confidence, Loughborough University on Monday 26th March, 9:30-16:00 Call for participants The sigma Network Accessibility Special Interest Group aims to produce two sets of guidance resources on accessibility in a mathematics support context. The first set will be for mathematics and statistics supportContinue Reading

Beyond Engineering Maths: teaching mathematics and statistics to engineers in the 21st century – 13th July 2017

A  FREE  sigma Workshop, Loughborough University The engineering profession has undergone huge changes in the last 30 years, including a greater emphasis on working with data and with software.  However, the teaching of mathematics and statistics to engineers has remained quite traditional. This meeting is aimed at those teaching engineers in higher education whether inContinue Reading

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 http://www.statstutor.ac.uk/communities/ allows academics to submit their resources to statstutor once peer reviewed so that they can be used in other Maths Support centres. Whilst manyContinue Reading

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