network for excellence in
    mathematics and statistics support

Research Resources

Getting Started in Pedagogic Research within the STEM Disciplines (HE STEM and HEA Guide)

This guide edited by Michael Grove and Tina Overton has been developed for those looking to begin pedagogic research within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Its purpose is to provide an accessible introduction to pedagogic research along with a practical  guide containing hints and tips on how to get started. The guide was produced following a series of national workshops and conferences that were started in  2011 by the National HE STEM Programme and continued in 2012 with the support of the Higher Education Academy.

Evaluation of mathematics support centres: a review of the literature (sigma Guide)

This report reviews and synthesises published research evaluating mathematics and statistics support and the contribution made to student learning and the student experience so that informed decisions may be made about the value of support activity and the targeting of future funding.

Mathematics learning support in UK higher education: the extent of provision in 2012 (sigma Guide)

This study captures the extent of mathematics and statistics learning support provision across the UK higher education sector in 2012. It builds on earlier work that was undertaken independently in 2000 and 2004.

The provision of Mathematics and Statistics Support in Scottish Higher Education Institutions 2017 (SMSN Guide)

This study captures the extent of mathematics and statistics learning support provision across the Scottish higher education sector in 2017, carried out by the Scottish Maths Support Network

An audit of Mathematics Learning Support provision on the island of Ireland in 2015  (IMLSN study)

This report from the Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network, funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, offers the most comprehensive insight yet into the nature and extent of mathematics learning support (MLS) provision in higher education in Ireland. The report’s recommendations are targeted at MLS practitioners, researchers and education policy makers.

Student Evaluation of Mathematics Learning Support  2014  (IMLSN study)

This report from the Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network, funded by the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics Learning and Teaching, is a large scale evaluation of students’ views of mathematics learning support in Ireland.

Further resources for measuring the effectiveness of mathematics support

A variety of resources and papers relating to measuring the effectiveness of mathematics and statistics support have been provided on the mathcentre website.