Title: The workgroup applied for a mathematics subject

Authors: Oscar Angulo, Juan Carlos Lopez-Marcos, Maria Del Carmen Martinez

Addresses: Departamento de Matematica Aplicada, Escuela de Ingenierias Industriales, Universidad de Valladolid, C/Francisco Mendizabal, 1, 47014 Valladolid, Spain. ' Departamento de Matematica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Valladolid, Paseo del Cauce, s/n, 47005 Valladolid, Spain. ' Departamento de Matematica Aplicada, Escuela de Ingenierias Industriales, Universidad de Valladolid, C/Francisco Mendizabal, 1, 47014 Valladolid, Spain

Abstract: The procedure we are going to present is developed for the graduate programme of Ingeniero Tecnico en Diseno Industrial (Industrial Design Technical Engineering). The subject we study was Fundamentos Matematicos de la Ingenieria (Engineering Mathematical Fundamentals). And the activity is prepared for the practical lessons into the subject which belongs. It consists in a workgroup activity in which students are grouped with the aim of working together in the subject contents along the whole course. We show that the results are amazing.

Keywords: work groups; mathematics education; ECTS credits; case studies; higher education; industrial design; engineering mathematics; teamwork.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2011.039559

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2011 Vol.3 No.2/3/4, pp.209 - 215

Published online: 28 Feb 2015 *

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