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Category Archives: Midlands

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

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

Location, Location, Location! sigma Midlands meeting – 11th July 2016

The next sigma Midlands meeting ‘Location, Location, Location‘ will be held at the Telford campus of the University of Wolverhampton on Monday 11th July 2016. The meeting is suitable for any member of staff or postgraduate tutor involved in mathematics or statistics teaching or support in higher education. Confirmed speakers include David Bowers from sigma,Continue Reading

sigma Midlands Hub event :Introduction to LaTeX – 21 March 2016

The sigma Midlands Hub is holding a free Introduction to LaTeX training day on Monday, March 21st 2016 at the University of Wolverhampton, City (i.e. Wolverhampton) campus. Note that this is the Monday before Easter. This free training day from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm is for those who wish to learn the basics of the document preparation system LaTeX. The course willContinue Reading

sigma Midlands Tutor Training – 14 January 2016

The sigma Midlands Hub is holding a free new tutor training session on January 14th 2016 at the University of Wolverhampton Walsall campus. This free training day is for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills. The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Tutoring in aContinue Reading

sigma Midlands Tutor Training – 30 October

The Midlands hub will be running a free sigma Network Tutor Training event for mathematics and statistics support centres in the hub, and nearby regions, who wish to access sigma training for their tutors. It will be held at Wolverhampton University, Walsall campus on Friday 30th October, lunch and light refreshments will be provided. The training will be deliveredContinue Reading

sigma Midlands Hub Networking Event – 8 May

The sigma Midlands Hub is holding a Maths Support Networking Event at Halesowen College on Friday 8th May, starting at 12:30pm. This event is aimed at those who would like to network with other Mathematics and Statistics support practitioners, share good practice and discuss common issues. This is an ideal opportunity for Institutions who have recently received sigma funding to set up a mathematicsContinue Reading

sigma Midlands Tutor Training – 29 January 2015

A free training day hosted by the sigma Midlands hub is being held on 29th January 2015 at Coventry University for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills from 10:30 – 16:00. The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Tutoring in a Mathematics Support Centre“. The training isContinue Reading

sigma Midlands Tutor Training Workshop – 16 December 2014

A free training day is being held on 16 December 2014 at Coventry University for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills. The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Tutoring in a Mathematics Support Centre“. The training is ideal for tutors new to mathematics and statisticsContinue Reading

sigma Statistics Training – 2 & 3 December

The Midlands regional hub of sigma is running a free training event at the University of Northampton on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2014 which is aimed at tutors who would like to improve their statistics knowledge for working within a Maths Support Centre setting. The sessions will be delivered by statistics support practitioners from the sigma network. The session on day 1Continue Reading