The Origins, Development and Evaluation of Mathematics Support Services

Gill, Olivia and Mac, An Bhaird and Ciarán, . and Ní Fhloinn, Eabhnat (2010) The Origins, Development and Evaluation of Mathematics Support Services. Bulletin of the Irish Mathematical Society (66). pp. 51-63. ISSN 07915578

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Abstract

This article is an introductory overview of the recent expansion in the development and provision of mathematics support services at third level. In the last ten years the establishment of Mathematics Support and Learning Centres has increased significantly in Ireland and the UK. Most third level institutes in Ireland now supply some level of mathematics support. We will discuss the development of these supports as well as the reasons why third level institutes have decided to introduce them. We also give an overview of how these services are evaluated and the impact that they appear to have on student retention and performance. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Bulletin of the Irish Mathematical Society is the property of IMS Bulletin and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Gill, Olivia 1; Email Address: olivia.gill@ul.ie Bhaird, Ciarán Mac An 2; Email Address: ciaran.macanbhaird@maths.nuim.ie Fhloinn, Eabhnat Ní 3; Email Address: eabhnat.nifhloinn@dcu.ie; Affiliation: 1: Department of Mathematics, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland 2: Department of Mathematics, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland 3: School of Mathematical Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland; Source Info: Winter2010, Issue 66, p51; Subject Term: MATHEMATICS -- Social aspects; Subject Term: SUPPORT services (Education); Subject Term: EMPLOYER-supported education; Subject Term: COMMUNITY education; Subject Term: IRELAND; Subject Term: GREAT Britain; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611710 Educational Support Services; Number of Pages: 13p; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MATHEMATICS -- Social aspects; SUPPORT services (Education); EMPLOYER-supported education; COMMUNITY education; IRELAND; GREAT Britain
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 16:14
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 20:18
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2349

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