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Maths for Chemistry at Keele:
(R)Evolution
Dr Katherine J. Haxton
k.j.haxton@keele.ac.uk
Acknowledgements:
Dr David J. McG...
Keele Chemistry Degrees
Single Honours (SH)
Programme:
BSc Chemistry
Dual Honours (DH)
Programmes:
(includes the study of ...
6 Years of Change
Pre-2009: 12 x 10 credit 1st year modules
Maths for Chemistry Module
4 Chemistry Modules
2009: New Degre...
Maths for Chemistry 2009 - 2012
Diagnostic Test
G. Currell, http://calcscience.uwe.ac.uk/w2/sa/saIndex.htm
Recommendation ...
6 Years of Change
2012:
Curriculum Revisions
BSc Accreditation Reintroduced by RSC
More Laboratory Hours Needed
Maths Re-e...
Screencasts
http://www.chemistryvignettes.net/mathematics-
for-chemists-screencasts/
6 Years of Change
2013: SH Chemistry Introduced
(direct 2nd year entry, creation of 2 new
modules, timetable rearranged)
2...
Mathematical Tools
& Concepts in
Chemistry
‘Advanced Topics’:vectors,
differentiation and
integration, power series
Teachi...
properties of gases
chemical spectroscopy
equilibrium and thermodynamics
kinetics
quantum chemistry
electric properties of...
General Issues
Symbolic Language
- e.g. difference between frequency and wavenumber
Estimation, Magnitude and Sign
- e.g. ...
General Thoughts
Reinventing The Wheel
Sharing Resources
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HEA Maths for Chemistry April 2014

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Given as part of HEA STEM (Physical Sciences): Developments in Mathematics Support April 2014

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/08_April_Developments_in_Mathematics_Support

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HEA Maths for Chemistry April 2014

  1. 1. Maths for Chemistry at Keele: (R)Evolution Dr Katherine J. Haxton k.j.haxton@keele.ac.uk Acknowledgements: Dr David J. McGarvey, Dr Laura Hancock Dr Simon Lancaster,
  2. 2. Keele Chemistry Degrees Single Honours (SH) Programme: BSc Chemistry Dual Honours (DH) Programmes: (includes the study of a 2nd subject in 1st and 2nd year) BSc Chemistry WITH/AND BSc Medicinal Chemistry WITH/AND
  3. 3. 6 Years of Change Pre-2009: 12 x 10 credit 1st year modules Maths for Chemistry Module 4 Chemistry Modules 2009: New Degree Structure Introduced, All 1st year modules 15 credits, 4 Chemistry Modules - maths removed Maths Diagnostic Test Introduced Optional Maths Workshops (2 hrs/wk)
  4. 4. Maths for Chemistry 2009 - 2012 Diagnostic Test G. Currell, http://calcscience.uwe.ac.uk/w2/sa/saIndex.htm Recommendation made to students regarding attendance. Identified need for numeracy skills over ‘harder’ maths skills. 2 hour workshops: greater chemistry context, more emphasis on ‘basics’ (equation rearranging, handling units, scientific notation, equation of straight line). Attendance declines as differentiation looms…
  5. 5. 6 Years of Change 2012: Curriculum Revisions BSc Accreditation Reintroduced by RSC More Laboratory Hours Needed Maths Re-embedded into Chem Module Self-Study Resources Created
  6. 6. Screencasts http://www.chemistryvignettes.net/mathematics- for-chemists-screencasts/
  7. 7. 6 Years of Change 2013: SH Chemistry Introduced (direct 2nd year entry, creation of 2 new modules, timetable rearranged) 2014: SH Chemistry Expanded (105 1st year credits - 6 core, 2 electives) Maths for Chemistry Module
  8. 8. Mathematical Tools & Concepts in Chemistry ‘Advanced Topics’:vectors, differentiation and integration, power series Teaching Style: Combined self-study & workshop based learning Assessment: Assessed problems (35%) Class Test (35%) Report (30%) Scientific Numeracy: sig fig, units, unit conversions, rearranging equations
  9. 9. properties of gases chemical spectroscopy equilibrium and thermodynamics kinetics quantum chemistry electric properties of molecules intermolecular forces
  10. 10. General Issues Symbolic Language - e.g. difference between frequency and wavenumber Estimation, Magnitude and Sign - e.g. general bond length, results of calculation Use of Calculators - e.g. ‘one step’ calculations, no working
  11. 11. General Thoughts Reinventing The Wheel Sharing Resources

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