MEI Mathematics Resources for Undergraduates

MEI has extensive experience in producing effective online learning and teaching resources to support AS/A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. We are keen to use this experience to develop resources to support universities.

Examples of our collaborations can be seen below.

There are a number of other universities that subscribe to MEI's Integral Mathematics Resources site, including:

  • Bishop Grosseteste University College
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Southamptonn
  • University of Plymouth

The reasons for doing so includes for first year STEM courses, PGCE students, Mathematics Enhancement Courses, outreach work and other postgraduate and undergraduate courses.

There is considerable scope for MEI to work with universities to help support the learning and teaching of their students, for both Mathematics courses and for mathematics service courses in mathematics-related degrees. This document MEI has produced on overview of the pure and applied content of current AS/A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics to help inform university staff.

Through our links with the Higher Education Academy, we were commissioned to write a more comprehensive guide. Additional funding through the SIGMA Network in 2016 allowed this to be updated in respect of recent changes:
Understanding the UK Mathematics Curriculum Pre-Higher Education - A guide for Academic Members of Staff

Please use the link below and left to navigate to pages containing more information about the following:

Collaboration between MEI and universities

Multi-Discipline - Swansea/Cardiff Universities

In 2011 MEI worked with several Welsh universities on a project funded by the National HE STEM Project. This looked at constructing a Pre-University online maths course for STEM undergraduates. The project page can be seen on this HE STEM webpage.

A paper for an International Engineering Education conference was also written and can be seen via:
Construction and student feedback of a 'transition to university' online support course in mathematics for STEM students

Engineering - University of the West of England

Working with the University of the West of England and funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, MEI has conducted a successful pilot project to develop online resources to support UWE's 'Engineering Mathematics 1' course. This course is taken by all first year Engineering Undergraduates at UWE. The online resources are tailored directly to the course.

A paper on this pilot project, by Dr Kevin Golden (UWE), and Charlie Stripp (MEI), was presented by Dr Kevin Golden at the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) conference on the Mathematical Education of Engineers, held at Loughborough University on 11/12 April 2006.

Blending on-line and traditional classroom-based teaching

An article written by Kevin Golden, Charlie Stripp and Stephen Lee entitled 'Encouraging student use of feedback, reflection and engagement through web-based learning support' was published in Vol. 7 No. 2 of the Higher Education Academy Maths, Stats and O.R. Network publication MSOR Connections.

As highlighted in that article, UWE have now extended their use of web-based materials by adapting the MEI resources to support students on a distance learning engineering mathematics module. Furthermore, research is currently being conducted into 'The Impact of Web-Based Materials on Student Learning and Course Delivery in Engineering Mathematics' in the context of the 'Technology Acceptance Model'.