# Research talks

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All 127 research talks presented in reverse chronological order.

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## 2024

Recreational mathematics in education, Recreational Mathematics and its History: A workshop in memory of David Singmaster, British Society for the History of Mathematics, London (21/09/2024).

Understanding student satisfaction and graduate outcomes in undergraduate maths degrees from analysis of public data, CETL-MSOR Conference 2024, University of Limerick (29/08/2024). With Keith Harris (speaker) and Daniel Kitson.

How does ChatGPT navigate history of maths misconceptions?, Generative AI in the Mathematical Sciences: Examples of current practice, Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online (TALMO) (26/06/2024).

## 2023

Partially-automated individualized assessment: evaluation and implementation, Manchester Maths Education Seminar, University of Manchester (11/12/2023).

Effective practice in mathematical outreach, UCL/KCL Maths/Stats Education Seminar, King's College London (29/11/2023).

What could a modern, numerate e-assessment system do for SHU?, Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference 2023, Sheffield Hallam University (13/09/2023).

Teaching modelling for sustainability, CETL-MSOR Conference 2023, Cardiff University (07/09/2023).

Student-centred assessment design, 'Assessment in Mathematics and its Effect on Student Wellbeing' workshop, IMA/RSS/LMS Higher Education Teaching and Learning Series 2023, University of Greenwich (11/07/2023).

e-assessment scoping project, College of Business, Technology and Engineering Green Day: Teaching & Learning and Research & Innovation In Partnership, Sheffield Hallam University (11/07/2023, pre-recorded talk).

Creating an individualised, open-ended modelling worksheet through partially-automated assessment, E-Assessment in Mathematical Sciences 2023, Newcastle University (29/06/2023). With Chris Graham and Christian Lawson-Perfect.

Creating accessible online mathematics and statistics notes, Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online (TALMO) (18/05/2023). Chaired with Jenny Hughes. Presenters Huw Alexander, Alex Best, David Hodge, Lilian Joy, Christian Lawson-Perfect, Josh Lim, Morgiane Richard, Volker Sorge, Jim Tyson, Ben Watson and Cordelia Webb.

Open-ended, messy student projects: developing skills and confidence, 'Project-based and Synoptic Modules' workshop, IMA/RSS/LMS Higher Education Teaching and Learning Series 2023, University of Nottingham (10/05/2023).

ChatGPT and its potential impact on assessments in Maths and Physics, Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University (06/02/2023).

## 2022

Uses of e-assessment and a partially-automated approach, Maths Teaching and Learning Seminar, University of Warwick (28/04/2022).

## 2021

What is our community talking about? Evidence from the first 20 years of MSOR Connections, CETL-MSOR Conference 2021, Coventry University (03/09/2021). With Alexander S. Corner.

Maths Engagement Case Studies, Talking Maths in Public (TMiP) 2021 (26/08/21). With Katie Steckles.

Panellist on problem solving skills, 'Celebrating the M in STEM' workshop, BIG Event 2021, BIG STEM Communicators Network (16/07/2021). With Katie Steckles, Sam Durbin, Angharad Ugonna, Paul Shepherd, Peter Rowlett, Sophie Carr, Ben Dornan and Alison Eves.

Teaching and assessing unseen problem-solving when exams are taken online at home, Planning ahead with a bag of new tricks, what does this mean for your mathematics teaching?, Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online (TALMO) (09/06/2021). With Alex Corner.

## 2020

Teaching introductory programming for mathematics undergraduates online, Teaching and Learning of Mathematical and Statistical Computing Online, Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online (TALMO)/RSS Teaching SIG/RSS Computational Statistics and Machine Learning Section (21/09/2020).

The potential of recreational mathematics to support the development of mathematical learning, Sheffield Hallam University Recreational Maths Research Cluster (29/06/2020).

## 2019

The potential of recreational mathematics to support the development of mathematical learning, The 12th Southern Hemisphere Delta Conference on the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and statistics, Fremantle, Australia (24/11/2019). With Edward Smith, Alexander S. Corner, David O'Sullivan and Jeff Waldock (speaker).

Game Theory & Recreational Mathematics: A module to develop problem-solving skills, Faculty of STA Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference 2019, Sheffield Hallam University (09/09/2019). With Alex Corner, David O'Sullivan, Edd Smith and Jeff Waldock.

Review of project-based learning practices in university-level engineering, Faculty of STA Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference 2019, Sheffield Hallam University (09/09/2019). With Nasser Sherkat and Edd Smith.

Game Theory and Recreational Mathematics: A module to develop problem-solving skills, CETL-MSOR Conference 2019, Dublin City University, Ireland (05/09/2019). Alexander Corner (speaker), Peter Rowlett, Edd Smith, David O'Sullivan and Jeff Waldock.

Programming as a mathematical activity, 'Programming in the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum' workshop, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Higher Education Teaching and Learning Series 2019, Middlesex University (27/06/2019).

Diversity in the Teaching of Communication and Basic Research Skills, 'Diversifying the Curriculum' workshop, University of Oxford (17/06/2019).

Developing students' mathematical thinking and problem solving abilities, 'Developing an undergraduate mathematics curriculum which is fit for purpose - challenges and opportunities' workshop, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Higher Education Teaching and Learning Series 2019, University of Liverpool (15/05/2019).

The delivery of an interdisciplinary project between mathematics and engineering, 'Moving beyond the examination - alternative approaches to assessment in the Mathematical Sciences and Engineering' workshop, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Higher Education Teaching and Learning Series 2019, Sheffield Hallam University (03/05/2019).

Developing skilled mathematicians, British Mathematical Colloquium 2019, Lancaster University (09/04/2019).

## 2018

Student-led employability audit leading to undergraduate curriculum change, Faculty of STA Teaching and Learning Conference 2018, Sheffield Hallam University (11/09/2018). With Claire Cornock and Ros Porter.

The contribution of interdisciplinary learning to employability development in maths and engineering, CETL-MSOR Conference 2018, University of Glasgow (06/09/2018). With Alex Crombie.

Games and recreational mathematics and their use in education, CETL-MSOR Conference 2018, University of Glasgow (05/09/2018). With Edd Smith.

New module ideas, Ideas Exchange 2018, Sheffield Hallam University (07/06/2018).

Interdisciplinary group projects involving maths and engineering undergraduates, LMS Education Day 2018: Curriculum for the 21st Century, London (01/05/2018).

Skills development through group projects in mathematics, Sigma Network workshop 'Employability development for HE mathematics and statistics', Sheffield Hallam University (16/02/2018) slides.

Our students' attitudes to programming, Sheffield Hallam University Maths HE Seminar (26/01/2018).

## 2017

Fermi problems for teaching mathematical modelling, MathsJam Conference 2017 (12/11/2017).

The sigma Network: Promoting Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support within Higher Education, Mathematics Education Beyond 16: Pathways and Transitions, University of Birmingham (10/07/2017). With David Bowers, Chetna Patel, Ruth Fairclough, Mark Hodds, Emma Cliffe, Kinga Zaczek, Jeff Waldock, Ellen Marshall, Alun Owen, Cheryl Voake-Jones, Noel-Ann Bradshaw and Rob Wilson.

Student-led employability audit of undergraduate learning, teaching and assessment practice, Learning & Teaching Conference, Sheffield Hallam University (29/06/2017). With Jeff Waldock.

Moving beyond techniques to applying maths in novel modelling scenarios, Broadening students' experience of mathematics in practice workshop, Sheffield Hallam University (26/04/2017). With Hannah Bartholomew.

## 2016

Maths Arcade: informal student support that develops logical thinking, Faculty of ACES Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference 2016, Sheffield Hallam University (16/09/2016). With Claire Cornock.

The role of partially-automated assessment in assessing individual contribution to group projects, E-Assessment in Mathematical Sciences, Newcastle University (13/09/2016) video.

Encouraging HE teacher-practitioner research in a maths department, CETL-MSOR Conference 2016, Loughborough University (06/09/2016).

Student use of an open learning space in mathematics, Learning and Teaching Conference 2016, Sheffield Hallam University (24/06/2016). With Hannah Bartholomew, Claire Cornock, Mike Robinson and Jeff Waldock.

Interdisciplinary problem-solving group activities, Ideas Exchange 2016, Sheffield Hallam University (21/06/2016).

Peer assessment of contribution: what are we assessing?, Sheffield Hallam University Maths HE Seminar (08/02/2016).

## 2015

Developing professional skills in mathematics undergraduates: three years of practice, CETL-MSOR Conference 2015, University of Greenwich (08/09/2015). With Ewan Russell.

## 2014

Games used at the Maths Arcade, MathsJam Conference 2014 (01/11/2014).

Individualised formative worksheets to encourage small group discussion of method, CETL-MSOR Conference 2014, Cardiff University (09/09/2014).

National Evaluation of the Maths Arcade, CETL-MSOR Conference 2014, Cardiff University (09/09/2014). Kingsley Webster (speaker), Peter Rowlett, Noel-Ann Bradshaw and James Hind.

Individualised formative assessment to encourage discussion of method rather than copying, College of Arts and Science 3rd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Nottingham Trent University (04/07/2014).

Using puzzles to develop problem-solving skills in undergraduate maths and outreach, Sigma Network workshop 'Using puzzles and games in the teaching of mathematics', King's College, London (26/06/2014).

Using social media to engage undergraduate students, Sigma Network workshop 'Creating and maintaining a social media presence', Liverpool John Moores University (20/06/2014).

Maths Arcade and the first year experience, European First Year Experience Conference 2014 (10/06/2014).

Improved two-way feedback to ease transition to mathematics at university, European First Year Experience Conference 2014 (09/06/2014).

Development and evaluation of a partially-automated approach to the assessment of undergraduate mathematics, paper, 8th British Congress of Mathematics Education (16/04/2014).

The unplanned impact of mathematics and how research is funded: a discussion-led activity, workshop, 8th British Congress of Mathematics Education (16/04/2014).

Formative e-assessment and screen annotation evaluated via undergraduate projects, departmental seminar, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich (03/04/2014).

Engaging mathematics students via e-assessment & screen annotation, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014, Nottingham Trent University (01/04/2014).

## 2013

Design and delivery of a new graduate skills module, CETL-MSOR Conference 2013, Coventry University (10/09/2013).

A PhD project on e-assessment in mathematics: finding my approach, Technology Enhanced Learning & Teaching Research Seminar Series, School of Education, Nottingham Trent University (15/05/2013).

A partially-automated approach to assessment of individual work alongside a group project in mathematics, Higher Education Academy STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013, University of Birmingham (17/04/2013).

Assessing individual work alongside a group project - a partially-automated approach, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013, Nottingham Trent University (26/03/2013).

Advantages and disadvantages of e-assessment and a partially-automated approach, College of Arts and Science 2nd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Nottingham Trent University (18/01/2013).

## 2012

Better prepared mathematics graduates: learning from employers and professional bodies, HE STEM Conference 2012, University of Birmingham (06/09/2012).

Maths Arcade: developing mathematical thinking, HE STEM Conference 2012, University of Birmingham (04/09/2012).

Good practice and resources to address community priorities for mathematics curriculum development, HE STEM Conference 2012, University of Birmingham (04/09/2012).

An electronic hybrid approach to assessment, Ideas Exchange 2012, University of Sheffield (15/07/2012).

Students setting their own history of mathematics essay titles, Ideas Exchange 2012, University of Sheffield (14/07/2012).

Good practice and resources to address community priorities for mathematics curriculum development, CETL-MSOR Conference 2012, University of Sheffield (12/07/2012).

Making lectures more interactive, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Away Day, Oxford Brookes University (06/07/2012).

Undergraduates speak out: organising an undergraduate conference, Inspiring Teachers: learning and leading in academic practice, University of Greenwich (03/07/2012). With Noel-Ann Bradshaw slides.

Mathematics Enrichment: Maths in the News, MEI Conference, Keele University (29/06/2012).

Work on HE Curriculum Innovation in Mathematical Sciences, Cardiff University (30/05/2012).

Work on HE Curriculum Innovation in Mathematical Sciences, University of Birmingham (25/05/2012).

Work on HE Curriculum Innovation in Mathematical Sciences, London Metropolitan University (17/05/2012).

Work on HE Curriculum Innovation in Mathematical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University (10/05/2012).

Recording lectures and learning from recordings, Department of Mathematical Sciences seminar, University of Greenwich (09/05/2012).

Graduate Skills Development, School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics seminar, University of Hertfordshire (30/04/2012).

Graduate skills and interactive lectures, School of Mathematical Sciences seminar, Queen Mary, University of London (27/04/2012).

The METAL Project - What have we learned and where next?, Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning - Dissemination Meeting, University of Nottingham (24/04/2012).

Introduction to using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences, Using social media to engage students workshop, University of Birmingham (16/04/2012).

Outputs and Outcomes from the Maths Strand Team of the National HE STEM Programme, Heads of Departments of Mathematical Sciences (HoDoMS) Conference (13/04/2012).

Mathematics lecturers' views of e-assessment, School of Maths and Stats seminar, Newcastle University (21/03/2012).

Problem-Solving in Undergraduate Mathematics, Sue Pope, Matthew Badger and Peter Rowlett, BSRLM Conference March 2012, Manchester (03/03/2012).

Solving it like a mathematician: A stall at the East Midlands Big Bang 2011, Notts STEMNET Teacher/Ambassador Network Meeting, British Geological Survey, Keyworth (09/02/2012).

Alternatives to lectures, Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning (METAL) Workshop, University of Nottingham (11/01/2012) slides.

## 2011

Projects workshop, University of Birmingham (26/10/2011).

Acting on recommendations from the HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit, CETL-MSOR Conference 2011 "Preparing for student-led education", Coventry University (05/09/2011). With Tony Croft, Tony Mann and Trevor Hawkes.

Encouraging innovation in HE mathematics teaching and learning, 14th IMA Early Career Mathematicians Conference, University of Leicester (16/07/2011).

Discovering and teaching mathematics, Ideas Exchange, University of Birmingham (10/07/2011).

Further uses of screencasting - but are they effective?, Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning (METAL) Workshop, University of Nottingham (25/05/2011).

Group projects based on Art Gallery Problems, 'Developing Graduate Skills in HE Mathematics Programmes' workshop, University of Birmingham (19/05/2011).

Group projects based on Art Gallery Problems, 'Developing Graduate Skills in HE Mathematics Programmes' workshop, University of Greenwich (17/05/2011).

Findings from the HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit, University of Bath (10/05/2011).

Group projects based on Art Gallery Problems, 'Developing Graduate Skills in HE Mathematics Programmes' workshop, University of Bath (10/05/2011).

Findings from the HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit, Manchester Metropolitan University (05/05/2011).

Group projects based on Art Gallery Problems, 'Developing Graduate Skills in HE Mathematics Programmes' workshop, Manchester Metropolitan University (05/05/2011).

Findings from the HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit, University of Birmingham (19/04/2011).

Findings from the HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit, University of York (18/04/2011).

Group projects based on Art Gallery Problems, 'Developing Graduate Skills in HE Mathematics Programmes' workshop, University of York (18/04/2011).

Technology in mathematics HE teaching & learning, Young Researchers in Mathematics Conference 2011, University of Warwick (15/04/2011) video.

Innovation in mathematics HE teaching & learning, Young Researchers in Mathematics Conference 2011, University of Warwick (14/04/2011) video.

Maths Strand of the National HE STEM Programme, Heads of Departments of Mathematical Sciences (HoDoMS) Conference (07/04/2011).

Findings from the HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit, University of Greenwich (04/04/2011).

Findings from the HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit, Cardiff University (31/03/2011).

Mathematics lecturers' views of the advantages and disadvantages of electronic and traditional assessment, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2011, Nottingham Trent University (30/03/2011).

## 2010

Using Art Gallery Problems to Develop Mathematical and Employability Skills in a Higher Education Group Project, Embedding Graduate Skills Workshop, Sheffield Hallam University, (24/11/2010).

Mathematical Podcasting, 13th IMA Early Career Mathematicians Conference (20/11/2010).

Integrating software into your lectures, Using IT when teaching mathematics classes workshop, University of Nottingham (19/11/2010).

Developing graduates skills in HE mathematics programmes through case studies of successful practice, CETL-MSOR Conference 2010, University of Birmingham (06/09/2010).

Ask the audience - influencing student behaviour, CETL-MSOR Conference 2010, University of Birmingham (06/09/2010). With Sally Barton.

Using an audience response system - what do the audience DO with the feedback?, BSRLM Conference June 2010, University of Nottingham (19/06/2010). With Sally Barton.

Podcasting, How to Talk Maths in Public Conference, IMA, University of Manchester (09/06/2010).

Podcasting History, The History of Mathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, University of Greenwich (30/03/2010).

Guarding Art Galleries: Design and evaluation of an undergraduate research based group project in mathematics, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2010, Nottingham Trent University (29/03/2010).

## 2009

Workshop: Visual impairment in Maths, Stats and OR (MSOR), Chair, Nottingham Trent University (17/12/2009). With Emma Rowlett, Emma Cliffe, Michael Whapples, Eckhard Pfluegel and Alistair Edwards slides.

Using Art Gallery Problems to teach mathematical and employability skills in a higher education group project, BSRLM Autumn Conference 2009, Loughborough University (14/11/2009).

Group projects based on Art Gallery Problems, CETL-MSOR Conference 2009, Open University (08/09/2009).

Experience of Questionmark Perception at Nottingham; Is Maple TA the answer?, CETL-MSOR Conference 2009, Open University (07/09/2009).

Accessing MSOR: Visual impairment hands-on workshop, Workshop convenor, CETL-MSOR Conference 2009, Open University (07/09/2009). With Emma Rowlett, Sidney Tyrrell and Eckhard Pfluegel.

Electronic Voting Systems or Response Systems, Education seminar, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham (09/07/2009).

Maths-Prom "Using New Technologies" Day, Maths Promoters' Network, London Mathematical Society (22/05/2009). With Matt Parker.

## 2008

Chalk & Talk and Interactive whiteboards, E-Learning in Mathematical Subjects (ELMS), Nottingham Trent University (16/12/2008) video.

The perils and pleasures of recording podcasts on history of maths for a modern day generation, BSHM "Maths in View", University of Greenwich (15/12/2008). With Noel-Ann Bradshaw.

Experiences of mathematics students with visual impairments in higher education, Higher Education Mathematics Education Conference (HEMEC) 2008, Loughborough University (19/09/2008). With Emma Rowlett.

Visual Impairment in MSOR, CETL-MSOR Conference 2008, Lancaster University (08/09/2008). With Emma Rowlett.