Learning Undergraduate Mathematics in a Discovery-Enriched Approach

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-163
Journal / PublicationWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Issue number72
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2012

Abstract

Students often adopt routine practicing as learning strategy for mathematics. The reason is they are often bound and trained to solving conventional-typed questions in Mathematics in high school. This will be problematic if students further consolidate this practice in university. Therefore, the Department of Mathematics emphasized and integrated the Discovery-enriched approach in the undergraduate curriculum. This paper presents the details of implementing the Discovery-enriched Curriculum by providing adequate platform for project-learning, expertise for guidance and internship opportunities for students majoring in Mathematics. The Department also provided project-learning opportunities to mathematics courses targeted for students majoring in other science or engineering disciplines. The outcome is promising: the research ability and problem solving skills of students are enhanced.

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  • Discovery-enriched curriculum, higher education, mathematics education, project learning