Final year Mathematics students from Coventry University were assigned in mixed groups of CU and Siberian Federal University (Russia) to produce posters on a range of ‘Real World Mathematics’ topics. The task enhanced students’ experience of working remotely as a team while applying alternative mathematical methods/models to topics of international relevance. Students developed skills on research, mathematical modelling and analysis, project management, negotiation, designing and presenting research posters for international conferences and workshops.
1. Develop professional and academic skills relevant for designing and presenting research posters for international conferences and academic workshops with diverse audiences.
2. Understand and apply alternative mathematical methods/models to topics such as:
Research; mathematical modelling and analysis; project management; critical discussion, negotiation and decision-making; design and poster presentation.
January week 1
Launch Assignment Brief:
January week 2
Group Formation: Students assign group names as well as group chairperson and secretary.
January week 3
Selecting a Global Topic:
February week 2
Stage One Progress: Students submit first progress report to tutors including research developments, challenges and evidence of interactions.
February week 4
Stage Two Progress: Students submit second progress report to tutors.
March week 2
Evidence, Reflection & Assessment:
Synchronous & asynchronous
Posters produced by two of the groups participating in the project: