Numeracy in science

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Liasing with Maths Department

Issues from the research which typically arise in liaising with the Maths department include:

  • Mismatch in timing between teaching maths and science concepts and skills;
  • Maths department more interested in process than actual data - figures used convenient/easy to manipulate;
  • Maths dept rarely use explicitly derived numerical data;
  • Don't like to consider maths as a service subject,