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ERIC Number: EJ807117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Helping Engineers Learn Mathematics: A Developmental Research Approach
Jaworski, Barbara
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v27 n3 p160-166 Sep 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 students to engage with materials and support opportunities and extending their thinking through investigative problems. Research is exploring the provision and outcomes of the module. Findings so far indicate highly variable patterns of attendance at sessions and scores on class tests. Attitudes to the module, relationships with students attending sessions and appreciation of materials and support are generally good. Achievement of the aims of the module, however, is relatively low.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A