1786 197 Total 1034 114 in 12 different modules (44 for Mature students) Semester 2 752 83 in 10 different modules (37 for Mature students) Semester 1 No. of Attendances at Support Tutorials No. of Support Tutorials Provided by MLC
Manager’s secondment with SIGMA in Coventry University
Creating a teaching and learning package consisting of a book of notes/manual with accompanying CD’s that students and teachers of mathematics can take home and keep.
This programme can then be taught to mature students in any third level institution over a period of a week before the students enter college.
Head Start Maths - Structure Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop 2.30-3.30 Chat Problem Solving Graphing Lines Equations Rational Numbers 1.30-2.30 H C N U L 12-1.30 Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop 11-12 Logs & Indices Quadratics Factorising Algebra Number Systems 10-11 Fri Thur Wed Tue Mon Time
Student numbers/uptake Sem 1 01/02 Sem 2 01/02 Sem 1 02/03 Sem 2 02/03 Sem 1 03/04 Sem 2 03/04 Sem 1 04/05 Sem 2 04/05 Sem 1 05/06 Sem 2 0 5 /06 No. individual students availing of support services 279 388 600 490 698 919 1011 1308 988 1408 No. of support Service contacts 1432 1921 1592 1293 2093 2878 2457 2757 2984 3029
“ The large majority of the students questioned were extremely positive in the feedback provided about the Maths Learning Centre. They fall into two categories- those who rely on the MLC for backup and those who rely on the centre as a fundamental part of the maths learning curriculum. To those students who rely on the MLC for backup, the centre offers tutorial help as well as extra grinds around the exam period. The second group contains a majority of mature students or students studying on the U.L Access course. Many of these students have been away from formal education for anything from 2 – 30 years and find themselves falling into a learning gap. These students state that the MLC was an ideal resource and in many cases state that it is a fundamentally important one” (Moore, 2004).