### Abstract

At a technical university, the freshmen meet technical textbooks and instructions that require mastery of basic pre-university mathematical skills. In this project we are testing these skills, and propose a curriculum redesign for introductory mathematics aimed for bridging the gaps. Mathematics 1 at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), a course with high IT and Maple integration, now opens with a four-week paper and pencil course in complex numbers and functions. Since this topic is essential for the subsequent instruction in linear algebra and differential equations, we claim that this is a forward-looking and motivating method.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the Eight Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education |

Publisher | Middle East Technical University |

Publication date | 2013 |

Pages | 2494-2495 |

ISBN (Print) | 978-975-429-315-9 |

Publication status | Published - 2013 |

Event | 8th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 2013) - Antalya, Turkey Duration: 6 Feb 2013 → 10 Feb 2013 http://www.cerme8.metu.edu.tr/ |

### Conference

Conference | 8th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 2013) |
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Country | Turkey |

City | Antalya |

Period | 06/02/2013 → 10/02/2013 |

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## Cite this

Schmidt, K., & Hussmann, P. M. (2013). Enhancing Basic Skills in Modern Introductory Engineering Mathematics with High IT Integration. In

*Proceedings of the Eight Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education*(pp. 2494-2495). Middle East Technical University. http://www.mathematik.uni-dortmund.de/~erme/doc/CERME8/CERME8_2013_Proceedings.pdf