Monthly Archives: October 2013

Better engagement with continuous assessment, better exam score

This is unlikely to be much of a surprise. The middle horizontal line in each of the box plots shown below indicates the median exam score and the vertical height of each box indicates the inter-quartile range. The solid line … Continue reading

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Significant figures and decimal places

Following the finding that students struggle with significant figures and decimal places, we added a question that tested fairly basic rule-based understanding (of stuff that I thought we were teaching quite well in the Maths for Science book). The question … Continue reading

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E-assessment : Past, present and future 2

Apologies for my recent lack of activity. We have a module whose student numbers have risen from 440 to 1075, so I have been interviewing, appointing and staff developing in every available moment. Well, that and beginning to get a … Continue reading

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