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Cardella, Monica E. – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008
While many engineering educators have proposed changes to the way that mathematics is taught to engineers, the focus has often been on mathematical content knowledge. Work from the mathematics education community suggests that it may be beneficial to consider a broader notion of mathematics: mathematical thinking. Schoenfeld identifies five…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills
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Klymchuk, Sergiy; Zverkova, Tatyana; Gruenwald, Norbert; Sauerbier, Gabriele – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008
This article presents the results of two studies on using an innovative pedagogical strategy in teaching mathematical modelling and applications to engineering students. Both studies are dealing with introducing non-traditional contexts for engineering students in teaching/learning of mathematical modelling and applications: environment and…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Ecology, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries
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Jaworski, Barbara – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008
A mathematics module in the undergraduate programme for first year engineers aims to enable those with low mathematical qualifications to understand and use efficiently calculus and related topics. The teaching approach is designed to develop student's fluency, understanding and responsibility through creating an inquiry community, encouraging…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Calculus, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study