Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development > Vol. 1, No. 1 (2004)

The development and use of background mathematics materials needed by students for engineering programs at Central Queensland University

Antony Dekkers, Central Queensland University


This paper seeks to explore issues inherent in the development of learning materials for the Mathematics Learning Centre (MLC) at Central Queensland University (CQU). The materials were designed to provide a range of learning experiences in order to enhance students’ understanding of mathematical content and concepts in background mathematics for Engineering programs at CQU. A Mathematics Skills Audit test and web-based materials were prepared to assist the students. The paper also presents a number of guiding principles for the design and development of learning materials used by the MLC.

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