Mathematical modeling and development of variational thinking in engineering students

Joffre Huaman Nunez, Alejandro Manuel Ecos Espino, Alejandro Rumaja Alvitez, Marco Antonio Latorre Vilca

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Abstract

The objective of the work was to evaluate the development of variational thinking after the application of a didactic strategy based on mathematical modeling, in civil engineering students from the Province of Abancay, in Peru. The sample was 111 students who worked in two experimental groups and in a control group. The evaluation of the development of variational thinking was carried out according to covariational reasoning. The results show that the application of the strategy allowed the development of variational thinking because it significantly improved the level of covariational reasoning, allowing students to develop and strengthen skills to coordinate the amount of change in the variables.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings - 7th International Symposium on Accreditation of Engineering and Computing Education, ICACIT 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665407199
DOIs
StateIndexed - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Symposium on Accreditation of Engineering and Computing Education, ICACIT 2021 - Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 Nov 20215 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - 7th International Symposium on Accreditation of Engineering and Computing Education, ICACIT 2021

Conference

Conference7th International Symposium on Accreditation of Engineering and Computing Education, ICACIT 2021
Country/TerritoryPeru
CityLima
Period4/11/215/11/21

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • Covariational reasoning
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Variational thinking

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