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Tony Croft:


Professor of Mathematics Education, Higher Education Consultant, Lecturer, Teacher, Author and Musician.


Get in touch:

 

for mathematics-related enquiries: email: a.c.croft@lboro.ac.uk

for music-related enquiries: email: tony@syzygy-music.co.uk


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NEWS FLASH:

Most recent publication 

(April 2017): 

Turlough O'Carolan - for the melodeon. Sixteen tunes arranged for the  D/G melodeon. YouTube videos are available with Tony demonstrating each of the melodies. Available from amazon.co.uk for £8.95 +pp.


Coming in Spring 2017: Fifth Edition of Engineering Mathematics by Croft, Davison, Hargreaves & Flint.



Looking for our French Cafe MusicRendezvous ? - see www.facebook.com/frenchcafemusic


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Tony is Professor of Mathematics Education at Loughborough University, UK. He has specialised in the development of university-wide provision of mathematics and statistics support throughout the UK. He has co-authored many university-level mathematics textbooks, particularly in the field of engineering mathematics. In 2011 he received the Times Higher Education Award, with colleague Professor Duncan Lawson, on behalf of Loughborough and Coventry Universities, for the provision of Outstanding Support for Students.


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Tony has  written a MOOC (Massive Open OnLine Course) for those students who aspire to study science or engineering at university and who need to develop a strong foundation in basic mathematics. The course, Getting a Grip on Mathematical Symbolism is freely available on the Future Learn platform. It first ran in April 2014 and to-date has run 6 times. The next presentation will be in May 2017. Keep an eye on the Future Learn website for registration details.


 


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Tony is also a keen musician, playing the diatonic accordion (melodeon). He is available for tuition and workshops, and performs French Cafe pieces as background music and for special occasions with the duo Rendezvous. 


A recent venture has been the development of interpretations of classical pieces in unique arrangements for accordion and melodeon and performed under the name Cadenza.


The image top right is the cover of Tony's  melodeon tutor book: Turlough O'Carolan for the melodeon - available in April 2017 from amazon.co.uk for £8.95+pp. Other  melodeon tutor books in the same series  are also available from amazon.

LINKS:

 

For links to syzygy, Rendezvous French Cafe Music, Cadenza and more see


www.syzygy-music.co.uk


www.facebook.com/frenchcafemusic

 

For links to a wealth of resources for those students embarking upon university courses which require revision of mathematical techniques, and for those teachers, lecturers and support staff who try to help them see

www.mathcentre.ac.uk


To learn more about mathematics support activity in UK higher education visit the sigma network website.

Christina Croft: writer and historian

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For links to the historical and literary works of Christina Croft, especially the history of Queen Victoria and her relatives, see

http://christinacroft.blogspot.co.uk