# Situated Acquisition of Mathematical Knowledge

## SummaryIn cooperation with the Competence Center University Didactics in Mathematics (KHDM) this project concentrates on mathematics for students of electrical engineering in the introductory phase. Beyond different entry prerequisites for students and the resulting heterogeneity in mathematical expertise, engineering mathematics involves the challenge to formulate mathematical abstractions of technical contexts. These abstractions can be handled using mathematical methods before returning to technical aspects.The project includes specific development work with subsequent testing and evaluation. Among others, the following topics are examined: - students' prerequisites such as mathematical expertise, utilized learning strategies and incitements for the choice of study;
- study and work habits, learning difficulties, development of students' motivation and mathematical competencies during the first year of study.
- development of mathematical excursions within the lecture;
- preparation of applets to clarify mathematical relations;
- arrangement of coordinated self-learning offers.
The project is funded by the Stiftung Mercator and VolkswagenStiftung within the initiative „Bologna - Zukunft der Lehre” and is accomplished with participation of the Universities of Kassel and Lüneburg. ## ContactDo you have any questions or comments? Please contact: |