Projects per year
In 2018, a new year 1 course, “Fundamentals of Algebra and Calculus” (FAC), was introduced at the University of Edinburgh to provide better support for incoming students with a range of mathematical backgrounds. The course is delivered online, interleaving textbook-style exposition with videos of worked examples, interactive applets, and practice questions implemented in the STACK assessment system. The design of the course incorporates aspects of educational theory such as specifications grading and the use of computer-aided assessment. We present statistical evidence of FAC removing an apparent attainment gap, and initial findings on students’ opinions on the design of the course.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 15 May 2020|