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Pages: 1496-1505
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1319

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

INTEGRATING MATHEMATICS TECHNOLOGY WITH MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM

A. Tinnirello, E.A. Gago

Universidad TecnolĂłgica Nacional (ARGENTINA)
The curricula of the Mechanical Engineering programs at our university include Advance Calculus at the third year of the engineering studies; the authors’ experience is that students increase their interest and their appreciation for the contents when they are involved by learning in an applied way. With the objective to carry out these changes, we need to align the university curricula not only to the new work methods that allow intellectual development stimulation, but also to a multidisciplinary approach. This paper presents an analysis and discussion in teaching and learning environments about the integration of mathematics technology into engineering study course with the purpose to reach the competencies, knowledge and skills required in Engineering Education. The effect of mathematical technology on education seems to be greater in Mathematics than in other subject. Academic education of professional processes is challenged by necessary balance of practical activities with academic reflection. We address this issue by discussing our experiences teaching mathematics and the continuous improvement applied in the Mechanics Department The key objective of this research is to identify barriers to deep mathematical understanding among engineering undergraduates and the access to technology tools and how changed the curriculum content using technology. Engineering faculty assume that certain concepts are taught in the mathematics courses, but they are often not familiar with the specifics of the mathematics curriculum, or the methods utilized (for example: terminology and context of use). Diagnostics have been performed by different instruments applied and were identified problematics areas and specifics difficulties to integrate technology, mathematics and engineering science. The final objective of this research is to develop a strategy to identify and link the topics in the curriculum for adequate integration at the environment work in our University.
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title = {INTEGRATING MATHEMATICS TECHNOLOGY WITH MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM},
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A. Tinnirello, E.A. Gago (2017) INTEGRATING MATHEMATICS TECHNOLOGY WITH MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 1496-1505.
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