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Creating a suite of resources to support students with Maths Anxiety

  • Sue PawleyNicola McIntyreGemma WarrinerBecca Whitehead
  • Maths Anxiety can be described as “an emotion that blocks a person’s reasoning ability when confronted with a mathematical situation” [Spicer 2004], in an extreme form, “when confronted with a math problem, the sufferer has sweaty palms, is nauseous, has heart palpitations, and experiences paraly

    May 2023

    Innovation in online student support

  • Cath BrownSue Pawley
  • Due to the increasing popularity of the Data Science degree, MST224 student numbers have increased significantly.  This has resulted in the employment of significant numbers of ALs, and we would like to use the resultant increase in tutorial time to offer innovative tutorials and enhanced student

    May 2023 to November 2024

    Creating a community of support through social activities

  • Sue PawleyCath Brown
  • A number of STEM students find their modules academically demanding; success for such students requires the development of resilience and a growth mindset, as discussed in Johnston-Wilder and Lee (2010.

    October 2021 to September 2023

    Exploring the extent of maths anxiety within the STEM Faculty at The Open University

  • Sue Pawley
  • Winner of the 6th Best Poster Competition at the 10th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 30 June -1 July 2021.

    November 2020 to December 2023

    Supporting the student’s learning journey through the transition of mathematics and statistics from level 2 to level 3

  • Alison BromleyRachel HilliamGareth WilliamsGaynor ArrowsmithAlex SiddonsSue Pawley
  • Mathematics and Statistics are linear subjects where success at higher levels depends on firm foundations, it is likened to a carpenter who is only capable of making a beautiful piece of furniture once they understand how a hammer and nail work.

    May 2017 to September 2023

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