Recent developments in the use of maths e.g.

At Brunel University, we have been using maths e.g. for online weekly tests and exams for our large service maths modules and foundation-level students (at the school/university interface). I will discuss how this has been embedded within our syllabuses to maximise learning, whilst recognising and minimising the potential for cheating. The second part of the talk will consider a European engineering first-year maths syllabus; although much is common to the UK, some topics have required the development of new question types to assess effectively more theoretical and definition-based analysis question. I will discuss the pros and cons of the existing question types and show how the new question types work.