LEARNING SUPPORT IN MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS: MATHEMATICS LEARNING CENTRE
Hong Kong Community College (HONG KONG)
About this paper:
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:A Mathematics Learning Centre (MLC) has been set up in Hong Kong Community College in response to the growing needs in learning support in mathematics and statistics. The MLC aims to assist students with diverse mathematics and statistics backgrounds to strengthen their numeracy. After discussing major causes of diversified students’ background in numerical competence, this paper gives a brief overview of learning support in mathematics and statistics in the College, including implementation and operation details of the MLC.
This paper reports some findings from an investigation undertaken at the College into student perceptions of mathematical difficulties and learning support in mathematics and statistics. Quantitative data on student usage and student progression are discussed. This paper closes with discussion of future direction in learning support to enhance learning effectiveness in mathematics and statistics.
Keywords: Learning support, mathematics, numeracy, statistics.