Mathematics is the main pillar in the engineering foundation courses and the engineering profession where mathematical manipulation, modelling and simulation are used widely. However, experience in engineering courses has shown that students encounter some difficulties in mathematics, with a certain degree of disinterest and apathy. This is reflected in the mathematical continuous assessments, final exams, laboratory reports for other engineering subjects and in answering engineering numerical question-based mathematical formula. This paper investigates a new development and the implication of two models of a CBL integrated with course lecture material. This is part of an overall integrated approach, achieved through an embedded Visual Basic mathematics programming into MS Excel. The results of this paper attempt to promote mathematics in engineering courses and provide substantial information to the educators in both mathematics and engineering at third level education.
Saleh, Mohamad and McGuinness, Colm
"A New Integrated Style to Teaching Engineering Mathematics at Third Level Engineering Courses,"
The ITB Journal:
1, Article 22.
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/itbj/vol5/iss1/22