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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
Although mathematics is considered to be a fundamental element of engineering education, little empirical research has been conducted to understand how engineering students actually use mathematics. This project takes a research-informed approach towards understanding the role of mathematics in engineering design by combining two studies of engineering students' use of mathematical thinking: a study of engineering students' use of mathematics during an industrybased senior design project and adoi:10.18260/1-2--2984 fatcat:nx57gvik7rgi7iv6v7tztbypc4