

hTutorials, Salford
Salford University’s contribution to the
PPLATO project includes a set of hyperlinked tutorials (hTutorials) covering a
full range of mathematical topics from Foundation Year, Level One and Level Two.
The subject matter aligns with the Maths for Science and hFlap texts, while the
mode of presentation centres on student learning through practice of examples
with full worked solutions. A strong emphasis is placed on encouraging the
student to use solutions intelligently and to achieve a gradual build up of
confidence and competence in each topic.
hTutorials are selfcontained units that
include background theory, usage tips, alternative notations and, where
appropriate, formula sheets – presenting closed and focused environments for
developing particular mathematical skills. In common with the Interactive
Mathematics package, materials are in Acrobat pdf format. As well as enhancing the overall
coherence of the PPLATO resource, this facilitates weblike navigational
features and permits an attractive and uncluttered presentation of materials.
The first tutorial
on integration by parts is a available as a demo.
