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The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics in NUI, Galway in conjunction with the Irish Maths Support Network hosted the 5th Irish Workshop on Maths Learning and Support Centres on Friday 4th February, 2011 .
The theme of the conference was Maths Support: How much should we provide ... and when?.
|9.00-9.40||Registration & Coffee/Tea||Outside AM214,|
Arts Millennium Building
|9.40 - 10.00||Opening Address: Prof. Nollaig Mac Congáil, Registrar and Deputy President
Ms Trish Hoare, Mature Students Officer
Mr Emmet Connolly, Education Officer, Students' Union
Siobhán McKenna Theatre,
Arts Millennium Building
|10.00 - 10.25||Lisa O'Keeffe, with John O'Donoghue and Olivia Gill (Maths Learning Centre, UL) "Should Maths Learning Centres be more Proactive?"|
|10.30 - 10.55||Ciaran O'Sullivan, Donal Healy, Paul Robinson (IT Tallaght) "Mathematics Support Centres: The need for early and contextualised supports"|
|11.00 - 11.20||Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (NUI Maynooth) "Reactions to Student Engagement with Mathematics Supports"|
|11.20 - 11.45||Discussion and Coffee||Foyer|
|11.50 - 12.20||Shazia Ahmed and Sue Milne - (University of Glasgow) "MathAssess in Level 1 Biology and Geography"||AM214, Arts Millennium Building|
|12.20 - 12.40||Maura Clancy (NUI Galway) "SUMS: having the students help us"|
|12.40 - 1.00||Nuala Curley (UCD) "Adapting Maths Support Centres to WebworK"|
|1.00 - 2.15||Lunch||An Bhialann|
|2.20 - 3.50||Ciarán Mac an Bhaird and Maura Clancy facilitating the keynote workshop discussion prompted by a reflection paper and presentation of Prof. Duncan Lawson (Coventry University) on the workshop theme||AM214|
For abstracts of talks and discussion paper, please click here. [*edit: Slides from presentations are also being made available at that page.]
The Irish Maths Support Network are very grateful to the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning (NCE-MSTL), DCU Centre for the Advancement of Science Teaching and Learning (CASTEL), DCU Learning Innovation Unit (LIU), National Digital Learning Repository (NDLR), and All-Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE), as well as by SIGMA-CETL Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support in the UK, for their sponsorship of this event.
For queries about this meeting of the IMSN, and to register please contact the local representative, Kevin Jennings. There is no registration fee. Send Mail to Kevin
For queries about SUMS centre please contact the supervisor, Maura Clancy. Send Mail