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Assessing student teams developing mathematical models applied to business and industrial mathematics

Chadwick, EA, Sandiford, K and Percy, DF 2011, 'Assessing student teams developing mathematical models applied to business and industrial mathematics' , MSOR Connections, 11 (3) , pp. 22-24.

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Abstract

Using case studies and group work, this project attempted to provide students with experience of business and industrial working practices and also to address the issue of how to solve practical mathematical problems. Students were organised into teams and tasked with solving a problem presented in the form of a real world industrial case study. Each group was assessed on their problem solving abilities, mathematical modelling skills and also on their team work and contribution to the group. Industrial partners were also invited to judge the final solutions presented by the group and feedback was offered, based on the ‘real world’ situation presented by the case studies.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Management Science and Statistics
Journal or Publication Title: MSOR Connections
Publisher: Maths, Stats & OR Network
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1473-4869
Depositing User: Professor David F. Percy
Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 13:08
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:27
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/22611

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