Enhancing Basic Skills in Modern Introductory Engineering Mathematics with High IT Integration

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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 languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eight Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
PublisherMiddle East Technical University
Publication date2013
Pages2494-2495
ISBN (Print)978-975-429-315-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event8th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 2013) - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 6 Feb 201310 Feb 2013
http://www.cerme8.metu.edu.tr/

Conference

Conference8th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 2013)
CountryTurkey
CityAntalya
Period06/02/201310/02/2013
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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