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ERIC Number: EJ832004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Integrating First-Year Technology and Finite Mathematics Courses
Shafii-Mousavi, Morteza; Kochanowski, Paul
PRIMUS, v16 n1 p61-80 Mar 2006
This paper describes an interdisciplinary project-based mathematics course linked to a computer technology course. The linkage encourages an appreciation of mathematics and technology as students see an immediate use for these skills in completing actual real-world projects. Linking mathematics and technology integrates subjects taught in traditional sections of discrete mathematics with skills and concepts acquired in traditional sections of introduction to computer technology. Placing these related subjects in parallel, we emphasize the linkages and practical applications between the two components. Through this association, students 1) gain comprehension of the relevance of the concepts articulated in both areas; 2) obtain better preparation to apply both skill sets in future academic undertakings; 3) learn finite mathematics; 4) gain basic skills of information technology; and 5) apply mathematics and technology to solve actual projects. The paper emphasizes these linkages by describing projects solved for actual organizations. (Contains 10 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana