# Breadth versus depth: a new first year module providing an introduction to the range of mathematics

Bradshaw, Noel-Ann, George, E., Lakin, Steve, Mann, Tony and Ramesh, N.I. (2012) *Breadth versus depth: a new first year module providing an introduction to the range of mathematics.* In: CETL-MSOR Conference 2011: Conference Proceedings. The Maths, Stats & OR Network, 2012, pp. 28-32. ISBN 978-0-9569171-2-6

## Abstract

Most mathematics graduates have studied some parts of the subject in considerable depth, but they may have little, if any, knowledge of those branches of mathematics which were covered in the options they did not choose or which were not available to them. This limited view of the subject may in practice restrict their awareness of options for further study.

The authors introduced a new core course, Mathematical Technology and Thinking, for first year mathematics undergraduates at the University of Greenwich. Part of this course involved weekly workshops giving overviews of areas of mathematics not otherwise covered in the curriculum. This paper will discuss issues in the development, delivery, assessment and evaluation of this part of the course over the last three years.

Item Type: | Conference Proceedings |
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Title of Proceedings: | CETL-MSOR Conference 2011: Conference Proceedings |

Additional Information: | [1] CETL-MSOR Conference 2011: Continuing excellence in the teaching & learning of mathematics, statistics and opertional research. Coventry University, Coventry, UK, 5-6 September 2011. |

Uncontrolled Keywords: | mathematics, |

Subjects: | L Education > LB Theory and practice of education Q Science > QA Mathematics |

School / Department / Research Groups: | School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences |

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Last Modified: | 29 May 2012 11:26 |

URI: | http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8310 |

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