Engineering Students' Mathematical Thinking: In The Wild And With A Lab Based Task

Monica Cardella, Cynthia Atman
2007 Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
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 a
more » ... tudy of engineering students' use of mathematics during a laboratory based design problem.
doi:10.18260/1-2--2984 fatcat:nx57gvik7rgi7iv6v7tztbypc4