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Addressing maths/stats anxiety – 28th February 2020

University of Chester.   10.00am – 4.00pm

The University of Chester is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a sigma Network workshop on Maths/Stats Anxiety at our beautiful Queen’s Park Campus on Friday 28th February 2020. The event is aimed at all maths/stats support colleagues who work with students experiencing maths/stats anxiety and wish to learn more, and/or have something to share. The workshop is FREE to attend, with lunch and refreshments provided courtesy of The University of Chester.

 Speakers planned for the day include:

*Keynote*: Sue Johnston-Wilder, University of Warwick   “Raising awareness and addressing statistical anxiety”

Chetna Patel, De Montfort University

Ellen Marshall, Sheffield Hallam University

Lightning talks and discussion

Delegates are invited to submit a proposal for a lightning talk on the day’s theme, Maths/Stats Anxiety. Each talk should be no more than 8 minutes and provide one or two discussion points for delegates. Ideally, a small amount of interactivity within the talk would be great, too. A standard PC/projector set-up will be available for the lightning talks.

To register your interest for this FREE event, please complete this google form.

 Copies of presentations have kindly been made available by the presenters here:
Sue Johnston-Wilder – Keynote
Ellen Marshall – Introduction to Maths and Statistics Anxiety
Chetna Patel – Taming Maths Anxiety  along with the Questionnaire
Jenny Freeman – Maths Anxiety and Xerte (lightning talk)
Paul Wilson – Statistics First, Software Second (lightning talk)
Jason Roberts – It’s OK to Forget (lightning talk)
Mark McAuley – Maths Anxiety with Science Students (lightning talk)
Lightning talks sticky notes – Part 1 and Part 2
Chetna Patel – Student Reflections

Nick Goddard (Maths Skills Adviser, University of Chester)

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