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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Eight Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education|
|Publisher||Middle East Technical University|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||8th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 2013) - Antalya, Turkey|
Duration: 6 Feb 2013 → 10 Feb 2013
|Conference||8th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 2013)|
|Period||06/02/2013 → 10/02/2013|