Application of Information and Communication Technology to Create E-Learning Environments for Mathematics Knowledge Learning to Prepare for Engineering Education

Tianxing Cai (Lamar University, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 467
EISBN13: 9781466681088|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6497-5.ch022
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The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators should develop in their students including NCTM process standards (problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections), NRC's report Adding It Up (adaptive reasoning, strategic competence, conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and productive disposition), and Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (ICT application) to support mathematics teaching and learning. There is a need to provide effective ways that technology can be integrated into mathematics classrooms. Mathematical methods and techniques are typically used in engineering and industrial fields. It can also become an interdisciplinary subject motivated by engineers' needs. Mathematical problems in engineering result in rigorous engineering application carried out by mathematical tools. Therefore, the solid understanding and command of mathematical knowledge is very necessary. This chapter presents the introduction of currently available ICTs and their application to create e-learning environments to prepare for the students' future engineering education.
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