TITLE

Learning Undergraduate Mathematics in a Discovery-Enriched Approach

AUTHOR(S)
Kam-moon Liu; Kwok-chi Chim; Kwok-wai Chung; Daniel Wing-cheong Ho
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology;2012, Issue 72, p160
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
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.
ACCESSION #
88941201

 

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