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Journal Articles

Croft, AC, Grove, M, Petrie, M, Lawson, D (Accepted for publication) Community Perspectives of Mathematics and Statistics Support in Higher Education: The Role of the Staff Member, Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, ISSN: 0268-3679. DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrx017.

Grove, MJ, Croft, T, Lawson, D, Petrie, M (2017) Community perspectives of mathematics and statistics support in higher education: building the infrastructure, Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 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, 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.550-561, ISSN: 1360-080X. DOI: 10.1080/1360080X.2016.1196932.

Croft, AC and Solomon, Y (2015) Understanding undergraduate disengagement from mathematics: Addressing alienation, International Journal of Educational Research, 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.

Duah, F, Croft, T, Inglis, M (2014) Can peer assisted learning be effective in undergraduate mathematics?, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 45(4), pp.552-565, ISSN: 0020-739X. DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2013.855329.

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.

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.

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.

Jaworski, B, Robinson, CL, Matthews, J, Croft, AC (2012) An Activity Theory Analysis of Teaching Goals versus Student Epistemological Positions, The International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 19(4), pp.147-152, ISSN: 1744-2710.

Parsons, S, Croft, T, Harrison, MC (2011) Engineering students' self-confidence in mathematics mapped onto Bandura's self-efficacy, Engineering Education, 6(1), pp.52-61, ISSN: 1750-0052.

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., International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, 42(2), pp.189-212.

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?, Teaching Mathematics & its Applications, 27(4), pp.167-173.

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.

Perkin, G, Pell, G, Croft, AC (2007) The Mathematics Learning Support Centre at Loughborough University: staff and student perceptions of mathematical difficulties, Engineering Education - Journal of the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre, 2(1), pp.47-58, ISSN: 1750-0044.

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.

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.

Crawford, A, Croft, AC, Ward, JP (2003) Distance Learning for gap year students, Maths CAA Series, n/a.

Robinson, CL and Croft, AC (2003) Diagnostic Testing and Support for Engineering Students, Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 22(4), pp.177-181.

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 (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, 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 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.

Croft, AC and Lawson, DA (1999) A Residual Mathematical Core for the Incorporated Engineer, Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 18(6), pp.175-178.

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, 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.

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, 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, CL, Matthews, J, Croft, A.C, (2013) Using activity theory to make sense of differences in perspectives on mathematics teaching. In Lindmeier, AM and Heinze, A (ed) 37th Conferences of the International Group for the Psychology of Education, Kiel, Germany, p.00.

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. Full text: http://cede.lboro.ac.uk/ee2012/programme_papers.html .

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 Waller, D (ed) CETL MSOR Conference, CETL-MSOR Conference Proceedings 2011, Coventry, pp.49-55, ISBN: 978-0-9569171-2-6. Full text: http://mathstore.ac.uk/headocs/Proceedings2011.pdf .

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.189-212.

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.189-212.

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.189-212.

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. 193-210.

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: 9163183870.

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, pp.109-125.

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, 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.

Croft, AC, Grove, M, Lawson, D, Kyle, J (ed) (2015) Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, The University of Birmingham, ISBN: 9781909557062.

Croft, AC, Grove, M, Lawson, D, Kyle, J (ed) (2015) Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, The University of Birmingham, 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, Korean Language Edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 89 86044 44 7.

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 and Davison, R (1999) Mathematics for Engineers, A Modern Interactive Approach, Addison Wesley.

Croft, AC and Davison, R (ed) (1997) Engineering Maths by L.R.Mustoe, Addison-Wesley.

Croft, AC and Davison, R (1997) Foundation Maths (2nd Edition), Addison Wesley Longman, ISBN: 0 201 17804-4.

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

Treffert-Thomas, S and Jaworski, B (2015) Developing mathematics teaching: What can we learn from the literature?. In Grove, M, Croft, AC, Kyle, J, Lawson, D (ed) Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, pp.259-276.

Treffert-Thomas, S and Jaworski, B (2015) Developing mathematics teaching: What can we learn from the literature?. In Grove, M, Croft, AC, Kyle, J, Lawson, D (ed) Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, pp.259-276.

Croft, AC and Grove, M (2015) Progression within mathematics degree programmes. In Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, University of Birmingham, pp.173-189, ISBN: 9781909557062. Full text: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/transitions .

Trott, C (2015) The Neurodiverse Mathematics Student. In Groves, M, Croft, ACC, Kyle, J, Lawson, D (ed) Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Higher Education Academy, pp.209-226, ISBN: 9781909557062.

Jaworski, B, Matthews, J, Robinson, CL, Croft, AC (2012) Engineering Students Understanding Mathematics. In Robinson, C (ed) Student-centred approached in Mathematics, 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 Khan, P and Kyle, J (ed) Effective Learning and Teaching in Mathematics and its applications, Kogan Page, 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 "Effective Learning and Teaching in Mathematics and its Applications". In Unknown Parent Title, ed. P.Kahn & Joseph Kyle, 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.



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.

Lawson, DL, Halpin, M, Croft, AC (2002) After the diagnostic test - what next? Evaluating and enhancing the effectiveness of Mathematics Support Centres - Part 2.

Kay, A and Croft, AC (2002) A Calculus Refresher.

Croft, AC (2001) Following Up Cycles of QAA Subject Assessments for Non-Mathematicans in MSOR Connections.

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.



Reports

Inglis, M, Croft, T, Matthews, J (2012) Graduates' Views on the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum, National HE STEM Programme.

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.



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