San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
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Real-World Applications of Mathematical and Scientific Principles in the Curriculum for College and Career SuccessWith a large expected need for scientists, engineers, and technologists it is increasingly critical tothe world economy to interest and train students in the technical disciplines. Student interest inmathematics and science is often positively influenced by an understanding of the practicalapplications of the principles they are expected to learn. Furthermore, specific applications oftenlend themselves to demonstration and alignment with certain principles and teaching techniques.Students who show an interest in mathematical and science principles, gained through anunderstanding of the applications of these principles, are more likely to persevere in their degreeprograms and experience career success.The difficulty in presenting applications to students often lies with the constraints on classroomtime and with limited instructor interest and training. This pilot effort involves incorporatingapplications into the teaching curriculum by identifying relevant applications, subsequentlyidentifying foundational skills associated with such applications, and then linking the applicationto one or more basic principles. Additional considerations to be discussed include instructortraining and preparation, alignment to expected academic outcomes and assessments, andsubsequent continuous improvement processes.
Spang, D. I., & Spang, K. (2012, June), Real-World Applications of Mathematical and Scientific Principles in the Curriculum for College and Career Success Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21857
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