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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Seppo Pohjolainen, Tuomas Myllykoski, Christian Mercat, Sergey Sosnovsky
    Pages 1-31 Open Access
  3. Sergey Sosnovsky
    Pages 33-38 Open Access
  4. Yury Pokholkov, Kseniya Zaitseva (Tolkacheva), Mikhail Kuprianov, Iurii Baskakov, Sergei Pozdniakov, Sergey Ivanov et al.
    Pages 39-53 Open Access
  5. David Natroshvili
    Pages 55-61 Open Access
  6. Ishkhan Hovhannisyan
    Pages 63-67 Open Access
  7. Seppo Pohjolainen, Tuomas Myllykoski, Christian Mercat, Sergey Sosnovsky
    Pages 69-89 Open Access
  8. Seppo Pohjolainen, Tuomas Myllykoski, Christian Mercat, Sergey Sosnovsky
    Pages 91-140 Open Access
  9. Seppo Pohjolainen, Tuomas Myllykoski, Christian Mercat, Sergey Sosnovsky
    Pages 141-167 Open Access
  10. Seppo Pohjolainen, Tuomas Myllykoski, Christian Mercat, Sergey Sosnovsky
    Pages 169-184 Open Access
  11. Sergey Sosnovsky, Christian Mercat, Seppo Pohjolainen
    Pages 185-196 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

This open access book provides a comprehensive overview of the core subjects comprising mathematical curricula for engineering studies in five European countries and identifies differences between two strong traditions of teaching mathematics to engineers. The collective work of experts from a dozen universities critically examines various aspects of higher mathematical education.

The two EU Tempus-IV projects – MetaMath and MathGeAr – investigate the current methodologies of mathematics education for technical and engineering disciplines. The projects aim to improve the existing mathematics curricula in Russian, Georgian and Armenian universities by introducing modern technology-enhanced learning (TEL) methods and tools, as well as by shifting the focus of engineering mathematics education from a purely theoretical tradition to a more applied paradigm.

MetaMath and MathGeAr have brought together mathematics educators, TEL specialists and experts in education quality assurance form 21 organizations across six countries. The results of a comprehensive comparative analysis of the entire spectrum of mathematics courses in the EU, Russia, Georgia and Armenia has been conducted, have allowed the consortium to pinpoint and introduce several modifications to their curricula while preserving the generally strong  state of university mathematics education in these countriesThe book presents the methodology, procedure and results of this analysis.

This book is a valuable resource for teachers, especially those teaching mathematics, and curriculum planners for engineers, as well as for a general audience interested in scientific and technical higher education.

Keywords

mathematics education engineering education curricular analysis systems of education comparative studies mathematical competencies course comparison Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Seppo Pohjolainen
    • 1
  • Tuomas Myllykoski
    • 2
  • Christian Mercat
    • 3
  • Sergey Sosnovsky
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratory of MathematicsTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  2. 2.Laboratory of MathematicsTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  3. 3.IREM de Lyon, Bâtiment BraconnierUniversité Lyon 1Villeurbanne CedexFrance
  4. 4.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71416-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71415-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71416-5
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