Education

Students

MESH has many resources designed to assist with maths and stats relevant to education students.

Preparation for National Numeracy Test

These resources may be of help as you prepare for the compulsory National Numeracy Test

Workshops

MESH runs regular workshops to help Education students improve their numeracy. Information about times for these workshops can be found on our Events page during session.

Online Help

An online maths help line, "I Don't Get It" where students can post non-assessment questions about maths problems and receive help from MESH  staff within one business day.

Library Roving

MESH tutors are available in seven of the Western Sydney University libraries. They can usually be found in the Study Smart zone at the advertised times. Click here for the Library Roving timetable.

Other Resources

Other resources that may be useful during your education studies include:

  • Maths Start workshop materials - these materials are those used in the MESH workshops at the start of each year. Material from Algebra 1 (Algebraic Expressions and Rational Numbers) and Statistics may be relevant for Education students.  (vUWS login required)
  • Improve Your Maths - provides refresher material for a wide variety of mathematics and statistics topics (vUWS login required)
  • Citizen Maths - a free online numeracy resource from Calderdale College, UK. You need to register using a Google account to access the modules but it's free.
    The course is at "Level 2", the level that a 16-year-old school leaver is expected to achieve in maths in the UK. Numeracy skills are embedded in real-life situations in which "powerful" mathematical ideas are used.

Areas Where Teachers Use Maths

Apart from passing a compulsory test, where will I ever need to use this? This page gives you some examples.