Closing the gap between formalism and application: PBL and mathematical skills in engineering

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    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.
    Udgivelsesdato: 14.09
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftTeaching Mathematics and Its Applications
    Vol/bind27
    Udgave nummer3
    Sider (fra-til)131-139
    ISSN0268-3679
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2008

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