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ERIC Number: EJ1025383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Vertically Integrating Professional Skills throughout a Mathematics Major
Dziak, Clarice; Leventhal, Brian; Luttman, Aaron; Skufca, Joseph
PRIMUS, v24 n4 p301-308 2014
In response to a university mandate to include "professional issues" as a component of every major, we have developed a vertically integrated approach to incorporating the study of professional skills and issues into the mathematics curriculum. Beginning in the first year of study, mathematics majors take an inquiry-based course in mathematical modeling using software packages that are important in business and industry, such as "Excel"®, "Maple"®, and "Matlab"®. In the third year, students choose between a seminar course covering topics in teaching and another covering topics related to research and work in industry. The courses are designed to introduce students to the different cultures and issues of business, industry, and teaching. Beyond these two courses, students are required to demonstrate proficiency in three core areas through a required "professional experience," which takes the form of an internship, undergraduate research experience, or educational outreach program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York