Fundamentals of Algebra and Calculus

One of my main responsibilities over the past few years has been creating and running the Year 1 course, Fundamentals of Algebra and Calculus.

You can see a demonstration of the course here: (registration required)

Course design and evaluation

This paper summarises both the educational ideas that went into the design of the course, and our evaluation of the impact on students:

  • Kinnear, G., Wood, A. K., Gratwick, R. (2021). Designing and evaluating an online course to support transition to university mathematicsInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

This paper records some of the more detailed design choices, illustrated with examples of STACK questions from the course:

“Textbook in the quiz”

A idea of the design is to use a series of quizzes to deliver all of the course materials. I discuss this in the following talk and paper:

Blog posts

You can see blog posts related to the course here: