ERIC Number: EJ1108276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: An Alternative Way to Teach Linear Algebra
Domínguez-García, S.; García-Planas, M. I.; Taberna, J.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v47 n7 p1076-1086 2016
Technological advances require that basic science courses for engineering, including Linear Algebra, emphasize the development of mathematical strengths associated with modelling and interpretation of results, which are not limited only to calculus abilities. Based on this consideration, we have proposed a project-based learning, giving a dynamic classroom approach in which students modelled real-world problems and turn gain a deeper knowledge of the Linear Algebra subject. Considering that most students are digital natives, we use the e-portfolio as a tool of communication between students and teachers, besides being a good place making the work visible. In this article, we present an overview of the design and implementation of a project-based learning for a Linear Algebra course taught during the 2014-2015 at the "ETSEIB" of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Engineering, Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Relevance (Education), Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts, Heat, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Program Evaluation, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain