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Good practice and resources to address community priorities for mathematics curriculum development

CETL-MSOR Conference 2012, University of Sheffield (12/07/2012).

The HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit took place at the University of Birmingham in January 2011. This brought together a wide and representative cross-section of the HE mathematical sciences community - Heads of Mathematics or their representatives from 26 universities offering mathematics degrees (about half of those in England and Wales), Education representatives from the professional bodies and others - for a day of debate and discussion about the HE mathematics curriculum and to identify current sector priorities. Following the Summit recommendations, work was supported around problem solving, assessment, graduate prospects and developing industrial problems. Curriculum content and approaches have been developed and good practice established. This session aims to deliver an idea of the priorities identified and the work that took place to address these, and to share new good practice and curriculum resources that can be used by delegates to address these priorities in their own institutions.