Getting a Grip on Mathematical Symbolism

This course is aimed at those who aspire to study science or engineering foundation courses at university level. It draws upon the experience of staff from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University - a centre that has specialised for many years in mathematics teaching and mathematics support for science and engineering students who find the transition to university mathematics particularly challenging. New ideas are developed by example and discovery rather than by formal proof. The course will close by reinforcing the importance of mathematics to science and engineering. Professor Tony Croft has written two blogs posts which talk about the role this free online course might play in helping to prepare young people for the mathematical demands of university courses in STEM subjects: Trying to make it all add up: preparing young people for the mathematical demands of university