The Maths Arcade at the University of Greenwich was set up to provide maths students with a wide range of strategy games and puzzles that they can investigate in order to help them develop different approaches to thinking in a logical and mathematical way.
The aim is to stretch the more confident students and support those who are struggling. It appears to have been successful at Greenwich in helping promote student engagement and improving retention and attainment.
Through the National HE STEM Programme we are now offering limited funding and support for other universities to replicate this good practice by setting up their own Maths Arcade.
If you are interested please contact Peter Rowlett (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information and an application form which must be returned by 21 October 2011.