Resource Database: Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Title Interactive Mathematics and Geoscience Education (IMAGE)
Originator Helen Joyce (Contact Phil Meredith)
Department Department of Geological Sciences, UCL, UK
Tel. +44 (0)171 3807824
Fax +44 (0)171 3887614

IMAGE is a project developed in the Department of Geological Sciences at University College London with funding from the HEFCE Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL). The project aims to develop essential skills applicable to geoscience education, primarily under the subdivisions of mathematics and fieldwork.

The mathematical skills component is focussed towards developing a suite of modular learning materials for self-study that will provide

The computer-aided learning package is provided on the World Wide Web and is intended to run alongside lectures together with postgraduate-provided support in the computer lab. The package enables students to learn independently at their own pace.

The package is made up of three sets of maths modules: the revision modules, the first-level modules and the second-level modules. Each of the first-level and second-level modules starts with a geological context in which some maths arises. From there you can go into the "MathHelp Notebook" on that particular topic. There is also a "glossary" of mathematical words, giving a brief explanation of a given keyword and the option to go to the relevant module.

For more information on the mathematics modules produced by the IMAGE project see the
Web pages at from where copies can of the material on CDROM, formatted for Mac and PC be ordered.


Computer-assisted learning
World Wide Web (WWW)

Keywords can be used to search for specific topics
Abstracts are also listed by Originator

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