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Category Archives: South West & South Wales

Introduction to Numbas – 31st August 2017

A FREE sigma workshop hosted by the Mathematics Resource Centre, University of Bath on Thursday 31st August, 10:30-16:30.

Overview

Numbas is a free and open source platform for authoring of mathematical questions. Features include:

  • randomised content
  • LaTeX rendering of mathematical notation while you type
  • instant feedback to students on tests
  • regeneration of randomised practice questions for students

Aims

This event will provide:

  • a hands-on introduction to Numbas, including logging on to the mathcentre editor, selecting questions to make tests, and writing your own questions.
  • a resource swap shop. Opportunity for all delegates to share information on a resource they use.
  • information about using Numbas to fill the gaps in mathcentre.

The workshop will be primarily led by Christian Lawson-Perfect (e-Learning Officer, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University).

Schedule

10:30 Arrival and refreshments
11:00 Numbas Part 1
12:45 Resource swap shop
13:15 Lunch and networking
14:00 Numbas Part 2
15:45 mathcentre: filling the gaps using Numbas
16:30 Departure

Further information

For further information, including travel, refreshments, computing requirements, access and contact information please download the full information document.

Registration

For those working towards HEA Fellowship, attendance at and engagement with this event, and reflection on its implications for practice, could help to provide evidence towards elements of the UK Professional Standards Framework: A1, A3, A5, K2, K4, V1

Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/ZexiAlZAOonxajhx1

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

Mathematical literacy, sigma SW&SW – 12th July 2016

The sigma South West & South Wales Hub is hosting a meeting on ‘Mathematical literacy‘ at the University of Exeter on Tuesday 12th July 2016 from 10:30 – 16:00. The meeting is suitable for any member of staff or postgraduate tutor involved in mathematics or statistics teaching or support in higher education. There is no charge for attendingContinue Reading

Beyond mathcentre: electronic resources for maths assessment and support – 22nd January 2016

The sigma South West & South Wales Hub is hosting a meeting on ‘Beyond mathcentre: electronic resources for maths assessment and support‘ at the Treforest Campus of the University of South Wales on Friday 22nd January 2016 from 10:30 – 16:00. This meeting will focus on electronic resources for maths assessment and support beyond the well known mathcentre.Continue Reading

sigma SW&SW Tutor Training – 2 October 2015

Place: Cardiff University Date: Friday 2nd October 2015 Start time: 10:30        End Time: 15:30 This free sigma Network Tutor Training event is for mathematics and statistics support centres in the South West and South Wales, and nearby regions, who wish to access sigma training for their tutors. It will be held at Cardiff University onContinue Reading

Practical use of R by blind people – Workshop: 10 July

The University of Bath is hosting a workshop on Practical use of R by blind people, on Friday10th July. The workshop will show how a blind user can make use of R in its console/terminal modes, how we can improve its use through the BrailleR add-on package, and how a blind user could benefit byContinue Reading

sigma-sw regional hub meeting: Statistics for non-statisticians – 7 July 2015

The sigma South West & South Wales Hub is hosting a meeting on ‘Statistics for non-statisticians‘ at the University of Bath on Tuesday 7th July 2015 from 10:30 – 16:00. Those with a strong quantitative background are often approached to give advice on statistical problems, even though they may have no formal training in statistics. This workshop aimsContinue Reading

sigma SW&SW hub meeting: Embedding and sustaining mathematics support – 23 January 2015

The sigma South West and South Wales Hub is holding an event on Embedding and sustaining mathematics support, at the University of Bath on Friday 23rd January 2015 from 11am-4pm. The main focus of the meeting is to consider how the community of mathematics and statistics support practitioners may best embed and sustain mathematics supportContinue Reading

sigma SE and SW&SW Tutor Training event – 15 October 2014

Place: University of Portsmouth Date: Wednesday 15th October 2014 Registration: 10:30        End Time: 16:00 This sigma Network Tutor Training event is for mathematics and statistics support centres in the South East, South West and South Wales who wish to access sigma training for their tutors. It will be held at the University of Portsmouth onContinue Reading

Graduate numeracy tests – 16 July 2014

sigma-sw regional hub meeting – Graduate numeracy tests  Place: University of Bath, Bath Date:  Wednesday 16th July 2014 Registration: 11:00        End Time: 16:00 The main focus of the meeting is to consider how mathematics support centres may assist students with improving their numeracy when their end goal is to improve performance on graduate numeracy tests. Such tests are used inContinue Reading