New materials to ease the transition of maths
students from school to university level work
are to be devised by Dr Mike Savage with a
£250,000 HEFCE grant.
are faced with increasing numbers of mathematically
ill-prepared students, said Dr Savage.
Something needs to be done for these
students, many of whom have good grades.
Savage will work with colleagues in Loughborough
and Coventry to produce free support for students,
including video tutorials and interactive
exercises, available online or on CD. Trials
of the materials will begin in early 2003.