# Publications for Tony Croft

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## Journal Articles

**Croft, A**, Lawson, D, Grove, M (Accepted for publication) The extent and uptake of mathematics support in higher education: results from the 2018 survey,

*Teaching Mathematics and its Applications*, ISSN: 0268-3679. Lawson, D, Grove, M,

**Croft, T**(2019) The evolution of mathematics support: a literature review,

*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*, ISSN: 0020-739X. DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2019.1662120. Grove, M and

**Croft, T**(2019) Learning to be a postgraduate tutor in a mathematics support centre,

*International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, 5(2), ISSN: 2198-9745. DOI: 10.1007/s40753-019-00091-8. Grove, M, Guiry, S,

**Croft, T**(2019) Specialist and more-able mathematics students: understanding their engagement with mathematics support,

*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*, ISSN: 0020-739X. DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2019.1603407. Grove, M,

**Croft, T**, Lawson, D, Petrie, M (2018) Community perspectives of mathematics and statistics support in higher education: the role of the staff member,

*Teaching Mathematics and its Applications*, 38(1), ISSN: 0268-3679. DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrx017. Grove, M,

**Croft, T**, Lawson, D, Petrie, M (2018) Community perspectives of mathematics and statistics support in higher education: building the infrastructure,

*Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA*, 37(4), ISSN: 0268-3679. DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrx014. Kouvela, E, Hernandez-Martinez, P,

**Croft, T**(2017) “This is what you need to be learning”: an analysis of messages received by first-year mathematics students during their transition to university,

*Mathematics Education Research Journal*, 30(7), pp.165-183, ISSN: 1033-2170. DOI: 10.1007/s13394-017-0226-2. MacKenzie, H, Tolley, H,

**Croft, T**, Grove, M, Lawson, D (2016) Senior management perspectives of mathematics and statistics support in higher education: moving to an ‘ecological’ approach,

*Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management*, 38(5), pp.1-12, ISSN: 1360-080X. DOI: 10.1080/1360080X.2016.1196932. Solomon, Y and

**Croft, T**(2015) Understanding undergraduate disengagement from mathematics: addressing alienation,

*International Journal of Educational Research*, pp.267-276, ISSN: 0883-0355. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2015.10.006. Robinson, M, Loch, B,

**Croft, T**(2015) Student perceptions of screencast feedback on mathematics assessment,

*International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, 1(3), pp.363-385, ISSN: 2198-9745. DOI: 10.1007/s40753-015-0018-6. Solomon, Y,

**Croft, T**, Duah, F, Lawson, D (2014) Reshaping understandings of teaching-learning relationships in undergraduate mathematics: an activity theory analysis of the role and impact of student internships,

*Learning, Culture and Social Interaction*, 3(4), pp.323-333, ISSN: 2210-6561. DOI: 10.1016/j.lcsi.2014.08.001. Perkin, G,

**Croft, T**, Lawson, D (2013) The extent of mathematics learning support in UK higher educationc-the 2012 survey,

*Teaching Mathematics and its Applications*, 32(4), pp.165-172, ISSN: 0268-3679. DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrt014. Matthews, J,

**Croft, T**, Waller, D, Lawson, D (2013) Evaluation of mathematics support centres: A literature review,

*Teaching Mathematics and its Applications*, 32(4), pp.173-190, ISSN: 0268-3679. DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrt013.

**Croft, T**, Duah, F, Loch, B (2013) 'I'm worried about the correctness': Undergraduate students as producers of screencasts of mathematical explanations for their peers - lecturer and student perceptions,

*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*, 44(7), pp.1045-1055, ISSN: 0020-739X. DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2013.823252. Duah, FK,

**Croft, T**, Inglis, M (2013) Can peer assisted learning be effective in undergraduate mathematics?, 45(4), pp.552-565, ISSN: 0020-739X. DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2013.855329. Lawson, D,

**Croft, T**, Waller, D (2012) Mathematics support past, present and future,

*EE 2012 - International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education, Conference Proceedings*. Jaworski, B, Robinson, C, Matthews, J,

**Croft, T**(2012) An activity theory analysis of teaching goals versus student epistemological positions, 19(4), pp.147-152, ISSN: 1744-2710.

**Croft, AC**, Gill, O, Loch, B (2012) Complementing mathematics support with online MathsCasts,

*Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal*, 53, pp.C561-C575. Solomon, Y, Lawson, D,

**Croft, T**(2011) Dealing with 'fragile identities': Resistance and refiguring in women mathematics students,

*Gender and Education*, 23(5), pp.565-583, ISSN: 0954-0253. DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2010.512270. MacGillivray, H and

**Croft, T**(2011) Understanding evaluation of learning support in mathematics and statistics, 42(2), pp.189-212, ISSN: 0020-739X. DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2010.519801. Parsons, S,

**Croft, T**, Harrison, M (2011) Engineering students’ self-confidence in mathematics mapped onto Bandura’s self-efficacy, 6(1), pp.52-61, ISSN: 1750-0052. Solomon, Y,

**Croft, T**, Lawson, D (2010) Safety in numbers: Mathematics support centres and their derivatives as social learning spaces,

*Studies in Higher Education*, 35(4), pp.421-431, ISSN: 0307-5079. DOI: 10.1080/03075070903078712. Parsons, S,

**Croft, T**, Harrison, M (2009) Does students' confidence in their ability in mathematics matter',

*Teaching Mathematics and its Applications*, 28(2), pp.53-68, ISSN: 0268-3679. DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrp010.

**Croft, AC**, Harrison, MC, Robinson, CL (2009) Recruitment and retention of students - an integrated and holistic vision of mathematics support,

*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, Special Issue: Recruitment, Entrance and Retention of Students to University Mathematics Studies in Different Countries, Guest Editor: Derek Holton*, 40(1), pp.109-125, ISSN: 0020-739X. Pell, G and

**Croft, T**(2008) Mathematics support—support for all?, 27(4), pp.167-173, ISSN: 0268-3679. DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrn015. Lawson, DA, Carpenter, SL,

**Croft, AC**(2008) Mathematics Support: Real Virtual and Mobile,

*International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education*, 15(2), pp.73-8. Perkin, G and

**Croft, AC**(2007) The Dyslexic Student and Mathematics in Higher Education.,

*Dyslexia*, 13(3), pp. 193-210, ISSN: 1099-0909. DOI: 10.1002/dys.334. Bamforth, SE, Robinson, CL,

**Croft, AC**, Crawford, AR (2007) Retention and progression of Engineering students with diverse mathematical backgrounds,

*Teaching Mathematics and its Applications*, pp.156-166, DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrm004.

**Croft, AC**, Beacham, N, Perkin, G (2007) Computer assisted assessment of mathematics for undergraduates with specific learning difficulties - issues of inclusion in policy and practice,

*The International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education*, 14(1), pp.3-13, ISSN: 1744-2710. Perkin, G, Pell, G,

**Croft, T**(2007) The Mathematics Learning Support Centre at Loughborough University: staff and student perceptions of mathematical difficulties, 2(1), pp.47-58, ISSN: 1750-0044. Bamforth, S, Crawford, A,

**Croft, A**, Robinson, C (2005) A pre-sessional course: Retaining engineering students through mathematical and transferable skills support,

*International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education*, 42(1), pp.79-87, ISSN: 0020-7209. DOI: 10.7227/IJEEE.42.1.10. Perkin, G and

**Croft, AC**(2004) Mathematics Support Centres - the extent of current provision,

*MSOR Connections*, 4(2), pp.14-18, ISSN: 1473-4869. Robinson, CL (2003) Engineering students--diagnostic testing and follow up,

*Teaching Mathematics and its Applications*, 22(4), pp.177-181, ISSN: 0268-3679. DOI: 10.1093/teamat/22.4.177. Robinson, CL and

**Croft, AC**(2003) Diagnostic Testing and Support for Engineering Students,

*Teaching Mathematics and its Applications*, 22(4), pp.177-181. Crawford, A,

**Croft, AC**, Ward, JP (2003) Distance Learning for gap year students,

*Maths CAA Series*, n/a.

**Croft, AC**, Danson, MR, Dawson, BRP, Ward, JP (2001) Experiences of Using Computer Assisted Assessment in Engineering Mathematics,

*Computers and Education*, 37(1), pp.53-66, ISSN: 0360-1315. DOI: 10.1016/S0360-1315(01)00034-3.

**Croft, AC**and Ward, JP (2001) A Modern and Interactive Approach to Learning Engineering Mathematics,

*British Journal of Educational Technology*, 32(2), pp.195-208, ISSN: 1467-8535. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8535.00190.

**Croft, AC**, Hibberd, S, Lawson, DA, Mustoe, LR, Shaw, CT (2000) Engineering Mathematics in the UK: SARTOR - a Timely Opportunity for Reform,

*Engineering Science and Education Journal*, 9(2), pp.PP 77-87, ISSN: 0963-7346.

**Croft, AC**(2000) A Guide to the Establishment of a Successful Mathematics Learning Support Centre,

*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*, 31(3), pp.431-446, ISSN: 1464-5211.

**Croft, AC**and Lawson, DA (1999) A Residual Mathematical Core for the Incorporated Engineer,

*Teaching Mathematics and its Applications*, 18(4), pp.175-178, ISSN: 0268-3679. DOI: 10.1093/teamat/18.4.175. Armstrong, PK and

**Croft, AC**(1999) Identifying the Learning Needs in Mathematics of Entrants to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in an English University,

*European Journal of Engineering Education*, 24(1), pp.59-71, ISSN: 0304-3797.

**Croft, AC**, Hibberd, S, Lawson, DA, Mustoe, LR, Shaw, CT, Smith, JR (1999) Responding to SARTOR 3,

*Mathematics Today*, 35(1), pp.6-9, ISSN: 1361-2042. Mustoe, LR and

**Croft, AC**(1999) Motivating Engineering Students by Using Modern Case Studies,

*International Journal of Engineering Education*, 15(6), pp.469-476, ISSN: 0020-7225.

**Croft, AC**and Lawson, DA (1999) A Residual Mathematical Core for the Incorporated Engineer,

*Teaching Mathematics and its Applications*, 18(6), pp.175-178.

**Croft, A**(1997) A mathematics learning support centre for students of engineering mathematics,

*IEE Colloquium (Digest)*, (80), ISSN: 0963-3308.

**Croft, AC**(1997) The Mathematics Learning Support Centre at Loughborough University,

*Mathematics Support Newsletter*, 7, pp.14-16.

**Croft, AC**(1996) Learning Outcomes in H.E. Mathematics Courses,

*Bulletin of the IMA*, pp.50-53.

## Conferences

Jaworski, B, Robinson, C, Matthews, J,**Croft, T**(2013) Using activity theory to make sense of differences in perspectives on mathematics teaching. In A, L and A, H (ed) .

**Croft, AC**and Duah, FK (2012) Students as partners in mathematics course design: an ethnographic case study. In

*ISTE International Conference on Mathematics Science and Technology Education*, Limpopo South Africa, pp.391-401, ISBN: 978-1-86888-722-4.

**Croft, AC**, Lawson, D, Waller, D (2012) Mathematics Support, Past, Present and Future. In

*EE2012: International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education*, Coventry, pp.1-9, ISBN: 978 1 907632 16 7. Matthews, J, Jaworski, B, Robinson, CL,

**Croft, AC**(2012) Engineering Students Understanding Mathematics (ESUM) - Increasing conceptual understanding and engagement. In

*16th SEFI Maths Working Group Seminar*, University of Salamanca, Spain. Duah, F and

**Croft, T**(2012) Students as partners in mathematics course design. In , pp.49-55, ISBN: 9780956917126.

**Croft, AC**(2008) Towards a culture of data collection and analysis in Mathematical Support Centres. In

*NUI Maynoth*, Keynote presented at the 3rd Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres, ROI, pp.73-8.

**Croft, AC**(2007) Mathematics Support - real, virtual and mobile. In

*University of St Andrews*, Keynote presented at "Addressing the Quantitative Skills Gap - Establishing and Sustaining Cross-Curricular Mathematical Support in Higher Education, To Appear, pp.73-8. Carpenter, S,

**Croft, AC**, Lawson, D (2006) Developments in Mathematics Support in the United Kingdom. In

*Kongsberg*, Proceedings of the 13th SEFI European Seminar on Mathematics in Engineering Education, Norway, pp.73-8. Bamforth, SE, Crawford, AR,

**Croft, AC**, Robinson, CL (2006) Retention and Progression of Engineering Students with Diverse Mathematical Backgrounds. In

*5th IMA Conference on the Mathematical Education of Engineers*, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Loughborough, pp.195-208. Perkin, G and

**Croft, AC**(2006) Dyslexic engineering students and their mathematical difficulties. In , SEFI 2006 - 34th Annual Conference: Engineering Education and Active Students,ISBN: 9789163183874. Bamforth, SE, Crawford, AR,

**Croft, AC**, Robinson, CL (2004) Addressing the Mathematics Problems with Engineering Education: New Approaches being Piloted at a UK University. In

*International Conference on Engineering Education*, tba, Gainsville, Florida, TBA. Bamforth, SE, Crawford, AR,

**Croft, AC**, Robinson, CL (2004) A pre-sessional course: Retaining Engineering Students through mathematical and transferable skills support. In Halstead, A and Lister, P (ed)

*Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education*, TBA, TBA, pp.83-88. Robinson, CL and

**Croft, AC**(2003) Diagnostic Testing and Support for Engineering Students. In

*IMA Conference Proceedings*, Mathematical Education of Engineers IV, TBA,ISBN: 0 905091 13 2.

**Croft, AC**(2002) Holistic Support Materials. Maths Support for Non-Specialist Students in Science and Engineering Departments. In

*LTSN MSOR Workshop at Imperial College*, London, n/a.

**Croft, AC**(2002) So We've Measured the Maths Problem - What now?. In

*LTSN Engineering Northern Irish Event*, Queen's University Belfast, n/a.

**Croft, AC**(2001) A Holistic View of Mathematics Support in Higher Education - Maths Support for Non-Specialist Students in Science and Engineering Departments. In

*LTSN MSOR Workshop*, University of Wales, Swansea, n/a.

**Croft, AC**(2001) A Holistic View of Mathematics Support in Higher Education. In

*presented at the LTSN Engineering Seminar*, Bristol University, Bristol, n/a.

**Croft, AC**(2001) Innovations in the Engineering Mathematics Education in the UK. In

*Sofia Technical University Summer School*, Sozopol, Bulgaria, n/a.

**Croft, AC**(2001) A Holistic View of Mathematics Support in Higher Education. In

*presented at the LTSN Physical Sciences/Engineering/MSOR Seminar*, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, n/a.

**Croft, A**(1997) Mathematics Learning Support Centre for students of engineering mathematics. In , IEE Colloquium (Digest).

## Books

**Croft, A**, Davison, R, Hargreaves, M, Flint, JA (2017)

*Engineering Mathematics*, Pearson, ISBN: 9781292146652.

**Croft, AC**and Davison, R (2016)

*Foundation Maths Sixth Edition*, Pearson, ISBN: 9781292095172.

**Croft, AC**and Davison, R (2015)

*Mathematics for Engineers*, Pearson Education Ltd, ISBN: 9781292065939. Grove, M,

**Croft, T**, Kyle, J, Lawson, D (2015)

*Transitions in undergraduate mathematics education*, The University of Birmingham with The Higher Education Academy / © The Editors and The Authors, ISBN: 9781909557062.

**Croft, A**, Davison, R, Hargreaves, M, Flint, J (2012)

*Engineering Mathematics: A Foundation for Electronic, Electrical, Communications and Systems Engineers*, Pearson, ISBN: 978-0273719779.

**Croft, AC**and Davison, R (2010)

*Foundation Maths Fifth Edition*, Pearson Education.

**Croft, AC**and Davison, R (2008)

*Mathematics for Engineers - a modern interactive approach (3rd edition)*, Pearson - Prentice Hall.

**Croft, AC**and Davison, R (2006)

*Foundation Maths - Fourth Edition*, Pearson Education, ISBN: 0131 979213.

**Croft, AC**and Davison, R (2004)

*Mathematics for Engineers - a modern interactive approach (2nd edition)*, Addison Wesley Longman, ISBN: 0131 20193X.

**Croft, AC**and Davison, R (2002)

*Foundation Maths - Third Edition*, Pearson Education.

**Croft, AC**, Davison, R, Hargreaves, M (2001)

*Engineering Mathematics: a foundation for electronic, electrical, communications and systems engineers, Third Edition*, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0130 26858 5.

**Croft, AC**, Davison, R, Hargreaves, M (2001)

*Engineering Mathematics: a foundation for electronic, electrical, communications and systems engineers, Third Edition, Korean Language Edition*, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 89 86044 44 7.

**Croft, AC**and Davison, R (1999)

*Mathematics for Engineers, A Modern Interactive Approach*, Addison Wesley.

**Croft, AC**and Davison, R (1997)

*Foundation Maths (2nd Edition)*, Addison Wesley Longman, ISBN: 0 201 17804-4.

**Croft, AC**and Davison, R (ed) (1997)

*Engineering Maths by L.R.Mustoe*, Addison-Wesley.

**Croft, AC**, Davison, R, Hargreaves, M (1996)

*Engineering Mathematics: A Modern Foundation for Electronic,Electrical and Systems Engineers (Second Edition)*, Addison Wesley Publishers Ltd.

**Croft, AC**, Davison, R, Hargreaves, M (1995)

*Introduction to Engineering Mathematics*, Addison Wesley Ltd.

**Croft, AC**and Davison, R (1994)

*Foundation Maths*, Longman Higher Education.

**Croft, AC**, Davison, R, Hargreaves, M (1992)

*Engineering Mathematics: a Modern Foundation for Electronic, Electrical and Control Engineers*, Addison Wesley Ltd.

## Chapters

Trott, C (2015) The neurodiverse mathematics student. In*Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, The University of Birmingham with The Higher Education Academy / © The Editors and The Authors, pp.209-226, ISBN: 9781909557062.

**Croft, T**and Grove, M (2015) Progression within mathematics degree programmes. In

*Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, The University of Birmingham with The Higher Education Academy / © The Editors and The Authors, pp.173-189, ISBN: 9781909557062. Thomas, S and Jaworski, B (2015) Developing mathematics teaching: What can we learn from the literature?. In

*Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, The University of Birmingham with The Higher Education Academy / © The Editors and The Authors, pp.259-276, ISBN: 9781909557062. Thomas, S and Jaworski, B (2015) Developing mathematics teaching: what can we learn from the literature?. In

*Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*, University of Birmingham; Higher Education Academy, pp.259-276. Matthews, J, Jaworski, B, Robinson, C,

**Croft, T**(2012) Engineering students understanding mathematics. In

*Unknown Parent Title*, Maths, Stats and OR (MSOR) Network, pp.19-21. Lawson, D,

**Croft, AC**, Halpin, M (2003) Good Practice in the Provision of Mathematics Support Centres - Second Edition. In

*Unknown Parent Title*, LTSN MSOR, pp.1-30.

**Croft, AC**(2002) Mathematics - the Teaching, Learning and Support of Non-Specialists in "Effective Learning and Teaching in Mathematics and its Applications". In

*Unknown Parent Title*, ed. P.Kahn & Joseph Kyle, pp.144-157, ISBN: 0749435690.

**Croft, AC**(2002) Mathematics - the teaching, learning and support of non-specialists in "Effective Learning and Teaching in Mathematics and its Applications". In

*Unknown Parent Title*, Ed. Peter Khan and Joseph Kyle, pp.144-157, ISBN: 0749435690.

**Croft, AC**(2002) Mathematics - the teaching, learning and support of non-specialists. In Khan, P and Kyle, J (ed)

*Effective Learning and Teaching in Mathematics and its applications*, Kogan Page, pp.144-157, ISBN: 0749435690. Lawson, D,

**Croft, AC**, Halpin, M (2001) Good Practice in the Provision of Mathematics Support Centres. In

*Unknown Parent Title*, LTSN MSOR, pp.1-25.

## School/Dept Working Papers

Armstrong, PK and**Croft, AC**(1999)

*Diagnostic Mathematics Testing of First Year Entrants to Engineering Programmes*.

## Reports

Inglis, M,**Croft, T**, Matthews, J (2012)

*Graduates’ views on the undergraduate mathematics curriculum*, The production of this report was financially supported by a grant from the MSOR Network as part of the Mathematical Sciences Strand of the National HE STEM Programme (to M.I. & T.C.) and a Royal Society Worshipful Company of Actuaries Research Fellowship (to M.I.).150192771. Mustoe, LR,

**Croft, AC**, Hibberd, S, Lawson, DA, Shaw, CT, Smith, JR (1999)

*Engineering Mathematics Matters, Curriculum Proposals to Meet SARTOR 3 Requirements for Chartered Engineers and Incorporated Engineers*, p.54, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

## Other

Jaworski, B, Robinson, CL, Matthews, J,**Croft, AC**(2011)

*Engineering Students Understanding Mathematics (ESUM)*. Lee, S,

**Croft, AC**, Bamforth, SE (2005)

*Magic of Mechanics*.

**Croft, AC**and Robinson, CL (2003)

*The Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University*. Kay, A and

**Croft, AC**(2002)

*A Calculus Refresher*. Lawson, DL, Halpin, M,

**Croft, AC**(2002)

*After the diagnostic test - what next? Evaluating and enhancing the effectiveness of Mathematics Support Centres - Part 2*. Lawson, D, Halpin, M,

**Croft, AC**(2001)

*After the Diagnostic Test - What Next? Evaluating and Enhancing the Effectiveness of Mathematics Support Centres in MSOR Connections*.

**Croft, AC**(2001)

*Following Up Cycles of QAA Subject Assessments for Non-Mathematicans in MSOR Connections*.