The OU centre for STEM pedagogy
Using funding from eSTEeM, we have created an interactive website and series of online tutorials under the umbrella of Revise and Refresh (R&R) for MST224: Mathematical methods. These provide support to students prior to module start, enabling them to be fully prepared when they return to study mathematics, hence increasing retention and the students’ academic attachment to other students and to the University. Traditionally students on MST224 do not major in mathematics, and these students are seen as a priority for needing additional support.
Revise and refresh is designed to help to bridge the study gap between prior mathematical study and MST224 and allow students to “hit the ground running” at the start of MST224 having already revised prerequisite material and interacted with other students.
This project links to Alison Bromley's project Supporting the student’s learning journey through the transition of mathematics and statistics from level 2 to level 3.