Centre for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME)
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The Mathematical Backgrounds of Undergraduates

Project information

Start date

September 2015

Principal Investigator

Professor Jeremy Hodgen

Project Staff:

Dr Michael Adkins

End date

February 2017

Funder

Core Maths Support Programme

 

Project summary

In this study, we are investigating the mathematical backgrounds of students from England entering UK universities by analysing a dataset formed from the combination of two large national databases: the National Pupil Database (NPD) and the Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) database.

Our initial findings are available in this interim report.

Our full report, due to be available in Spring 2017, will present our complete findings on the mathematical backgrounds of students in all subjects together with an analysis of the distribution across universities. This will form the basis of a resource which will enable staff in higher education to examine the mathematical backgrounds of students taking courses in their disciplines, and to see how their institutions compare with others.

Core Maths Support Programme

 

 

 

Centre for Research in Mathematics Education

School of Education
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB


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