### Resumé

^{ }on the one hand, doing the formalisms and calculations of abstract

^{ }mathematics and, on the other hand, applying these in a specific

^{ }contextualized setting for example the engineering world. The

^{ }skills acquired through problem-based learning (PBL), in the

^{ }special model used at Aalborg University, Denmark, may give

^{ }us some idea of how to bridge this gap. Through an investigation

^{ }of a series of examples of student projects concerning the application

^{ }of mathematical subjects-such as matrices, differential

^{ }equations, cluster analysis, graph theory etc.-the skills

^{ }attained by participating students will be mapped out and discussed.

^{ }

Udgivelsesdato: 14.09

Originalsprog | Engelsk |
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Tidsskrift | Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications |

Vol/bind | 27 |

Udgave nummer | 3 |

Sider (fra-til) | 131-139 |

ISSN | 0268-3679 |

DOI | |

Status | Udgivet - 2008 |

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**Closing the gap between formalism and application : PBL and mathematical skills in engineering.** / Christensen, Ole Ravn.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Closing the gap between formalism and application

T2 - PBL and mathematical skills in engineering

AU - Christensen, Ole Ravn

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - A common problem in learning mathematics concerns the gap between, on the one hand, doing the formalisms and calculations of abstract mathematics and, on the other hand, applying these in a specific contextualized setting for example the engineering world. The skills acquired through problem-based learning (PBL), in the special model used at Aalborg University, Denmark, may give us some idea of how to bridge this gap. Through an investigation of a series of examples of student projects concerning the application of mathematical subjects-such as matrices, differential equations, cluster analysis, graph theory etc.-the skills attained by participating students will be mapped out and discussed.

AB - A common problem in learning mathematics concerns the gap between, on the one hand, doing the formalisms and calculations of abstract mathematics and, on the other hand, applying these in a specific contextualized setting for example the engineering world. The skills acquired through problem-based learning (PBL), in the special model used at Aalborg University, Denmark, may give us some idea of how to bridge this gap. Through an investigation of a series of examples of student projects concerning the application of mathematical subjects-such as matrices, differential equations, cluster analysis, graph theory etc.-the skills attained by participating students will be mapped out and discussed.

U2 - 10.1093/teamat/hrn012

DO - 10.1093/teamat/hrn012

M3 - Journal article

VL - 27

SP - 131

EP - 139

JO - Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications

JF - Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications

SN - 0268-3679

IS - 3

ER -