Practice Transfer Adopters: Mathematical Modelling and Problem Solvin: Leeds E&EE
Students commencing the School’s degree programmes generally have high mathematics grades (at least B), but offer various different types of qualifications (A levels, BTEC, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate and other international equivalents). Despite the inclusion of a 20 credit mathematics module in our first year curriculum, in which most students perform very well, many students struggle when required to apply mathematical skills to solve electronics problems in our other 1st year modules.
The learning materials will be adapted for use within the abovementioned 1st year modules, and will
comprise self-study resources which have both a formative and summative assessment function.
The learning materials will be transferred into a web-based format, which allows exercises to be modified automatically, and provides instant feedback to students on their performance and the source of errors. The academic leaders of each module will be responsible for specifying the problem sets, and an experienced postgraduate student will implement the web-based formatting. To reduce development costs, we will use an existing web interface such as Pearson “MyMathLab”, which we already successfully use for core engineering mathematics teaching.