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    The Origins, Development and Evaluation of Mathematics Support Services


    Gill, Olivia and Mac an Bhaird, Ciaran and Ni Fhlionn, Eabhnat (2010) The Origins, Development and Evaluation of Mathematics Support Services. Irish Mathematical Society Bulletin, 66 (2). pp. 51-63. ISSN 0791-5578

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    Abstract

    This article is an introductory overview of the recent expansion in the development and provision of mathe- matics support services at third level. In the last ten years the establishment of Mathematics Support and Learning Centres has increased significantly in Ireland and the UK. Most third level institutes in Ireland now supply some level of math- ematics support. We will discuss the development of these supports as well as the reasons why third level institutes have decided to introduce them. We also give an overview of how these services are evaluated and the impact that they appear to have on student retention and performance.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Mathematics Support Services; Ireland; third level; evaluation; student retention;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 5385
    Depositing User: Ciaran Mac an Bhaird
    Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2014 16:04
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Mathematical Society Bulletin
    Refereed: Yes
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