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Title: Helping engineers learn mathematics: a development research approach.
Authors: Jaworski, Barbara
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press on behalf of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications / © The Author
Citation: JAWORSKI, B., 2008. Helping engineers learn mathematics: a development research approach. Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, 27 (3), pp. 160 - 166
Abstract: 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.
Description: This article is closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1093/teamat/hrn006
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18206
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrn006
ISSN: 0268-3679
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