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Abstract
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 textbookstyle 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 computeraided assessment. We present statistical evidence of FAC removing an apparent attainment gap, and initial findings on students’ opinions on the design of the course.
Original language  English 

Title of host publication  Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics 
Editors  Rachel Marks 
Chapter  4 
Number of pages  6 
Volume  40 
Edition  1 
Publication status  Published  15 May 2020 
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Supporting transition to university mathematics with blended learning
Kinnear, G., Gratwick, R., Bailey, T., Forrester, R. & Wood, A.
3/05/19 → 31/03/21
Project: University Awarded Project Funding