Precalculus_slin_saturday

Precalculus_slin_saturday - AN INTEGRATED PROJECT-BASED...

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Unformatted text preview: AN INTEGRATED PROJECT-BASED COURSE IN MATHEMATICS AND ENGINEERING WITH ENTREPRENEURSHIP Dr. Shinemin Lin Savannah State University Abstract Engineering Technology faculty regularly encounter undergraduates taking courses in their professional field of study who lack adequate preparation in mathematics. Additionally, students facing difficulty in applying mathematical concepts may be due to the fact that examples from engineering technology disciplines are not widely used in mathematics courses. Also, a recent report by a select group of engineering technology educators and industry leaders calls for substantive changes in the ways we recruit and educate engineers for the 21st century. The report suggests developing curricula which are relevant to the careers of students, attractive to a more diverse student population, and connected to the needs of society. In response to these issues and the growing demand to retain minority students in engineering and technology programs, we developed a problem-solving based mathematics course. The goals for creating this course were to: 1) increase retention rates of minority students enrolled in engineering and technology programs, 2) introduce engineering problem-solving methodologies in mathematics courses, and 3) promote team work among students. This paper describes our course structure, course activities, E-Team projects and initial evaluation of the effectiveness of this course....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 112 taught by Professor Jarvis during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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Precalculus_slin_saturday - AN INTEGRATED PROJECT-BASED...

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