Foundation Mathematics is an all new digital learning package designed to engage students and build their confidence in mathematical techniques. This fully developed WileyPLUS course is not another heavyweight, generic textbook but a newly developed solution to meet students’ learning expectations in the 21stcentury.
Foundation Mathematics has been developed for non-specialists studying mathematics as part of their degree course who need to build up their mathematical skills. Starting from basic concepts Foundation Mathematics introduces the topics using unthreatening, illustrative media that ease students into the theory and demonstrates how mathematical concepts relate to straightforward, everyday ideas. This unique approach quickly brings students of varying ability up to speed and takes the anxiety out of studying mathematics.
Foundation Mathematics raises student engagement through a variety of integrated and contextualised tools and media embedded directly into the course, giving students the opportunity to practice and play with concepts for comprehension rather than having to read around the subject. The package utilises video, animations, applets and games so students can interact with mathematical concepts and directly observe the data in action.
The package includes an extensive testing and assignment facility containing over 2,000 unique questions, all with algorithmic variables to give students endless opportunities for practice and revision. The testing facility allows detailed reporting so lecturers can quickly assess large cohorts and see how well their students are dealing with the material and who needs help.
Foundation Mathematics covers topics for foundation level and year one courses, as well as extension material for those that want to dig deeper into the theory, making the package ideal for departments wishing to increase students’ mathematical understanding and raise student outcomes.