How, what and why of assessment in first year maths/stats

Over that past two years, changes have been made to the assessment structure in MATH1031 Mathematics for Life Sciences.  These changes reflected a desire to improve  students’ mathematical communication skills and their mastery of the basic mathematical techniques.  An assignment was introduced that focused on mathematical writing, mastery style tests of the basic material were conducted in the computer lab replacing written class tests and the exam did not re-test any basic material but concentrated only on longer style modelling problems with clear explanations explicitly rewarded in the marking scheme.  Jonathan will describe the the motivations behind these changes and how they worked in practice.

Time4pm Friday Aug 11th

Location: UNSW Sydney RC-4092

Cost: Free!

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