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University of Derby Agrees Deal With Maths Provider

Posted by Richard Ward

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The University of Derby has become the UK's first higher education body to add a new maths skills programme which has grown in popularity in Europe and North America.

The Elevate My Maths programme has been produced by a Canadian firm and is proving to be successful in its home country, as well as France, Luxembourg and Portugal.

Professor Malcolm Todd, Provost (Academic) of the University of Derby, said: "We're delighted to have acquired the Elevate My Maths programme, which has so much potential to help students across a wide range of disciplines to improve the numeracy and mathematics skills they will need to thrive and prosper in the workplace."

"It is particularly important for our students who are training to be primary school teachers, for example, and who will be expected to feel confident in their ability to teach maths, because the way maths is taught can have lifelong implications for children."

"This is available for all of our students and staff. I would encourage anyone who feels that their numeracy and maths skills are affecting their confidence, and maybe their employability prospects too, to take up the opportunity the programme provides."

The programme takes a diagnostic approach to identify the skills individuals need to improve on. It then enables participants to master those areas of maths that they have previously struggled with.