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What do Maths students need in tertiary studies

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Presenter: Trish Jelbart
Note Daylight Savings
Thursday 24 November, 2016
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC)                   
4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA)           
3:30pm - 4:30pm (QLD)          
3:00pm - 4:00pm (NT)                      
1:30pm - 2:30pm (WA)

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What do Maths students need in tertiary studies?  Advice for Careers and Secondary maths teachers

This session will look at the 'hidden' Maths required for many tertiary courses and detail the type of Maths required, which is often basic Maths. Most tertiary students will require Maths at some stage in their tertiary studies, but few students and teachers are aware of this when students make their subject choices in Years 10 & 11, as Maths is neither recommended or a prerequisite for most courses.

Did you know that up to 50% of students are failing some tertiary course because they cannot cope with the Maths requirements of their courses. 

Courses include:
Nursing, Paramedics, Midwifery, Sports and Exercise Science, Education and Early Childhood Education, science, Biological Sciences, Biomedical science, Business, Law, Psychology,  Building, Carpentry , Electrical Engineering, Engineering


Trish Jelbart

Trish Jelbart is a Maths support teacher for students studying at Victoria University and TAFE and teaches in a tertiary preparation program for Health Sciences. Recently she has been involved in a STEM project looking at student success with respect to Maths across the University. She has developed successful programs to assist students and lecturers with the Maths component of various courses, but is concerned about the increasing numbers of students experiencing difficulty with basic Maths skills required for their courses. Prior to working at the tertiary level Trish taught in various secondary schools for 12 years.