Supporting Engineering Education Through Calculus Success

Sandra B Nite, G.Donald Allen, Robert M Capraro, James Morgan

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Abstract

Recruiting and retaining engineering majors in colleges to meet the workforce demand for engineers continues to be challenging. Success in the engineering calculus course sequence is vital to the attainment of this goal. Many universities have seen the need to support students with weak mathematics skills in order to retain a diverse group of prospective engineers. Previous studies have shown that improving precalculus can be effective in improving placement scores for enrolling in the first engineering calculus course.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (AAEE 2016)
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralasian Association for Engineering Education
Pages629-635
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: AAEE 2016 - Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour, Australia
Duration: 04 Dec 201607 Dec 2016
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Conference27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Abbreviated titleThe Changing Role of the Engineering Educator for Developing the Future Engineer
CountryAustralia
CityCoffs Harbour
Period04/12/1607/12/16
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Nite, S. B., Allen, G. D., Capraro, R. M., & Morgan, J. (2016). Supporting Engineering Education Through Calculus Success. In Proceeding of the 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (AAEE 2016) (pp. 629-635). Australia: Australasian Association for Engineering Education.
Nite, Sandra B ; Allen, G.Donald ; Capraro, Robert M ; Morgan, James. / Supporting Engineering Education Through Calculus Success. Proceeding of the 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (AAEE 2016). Australia : Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 2016. pp. 629-635
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Supporting Engineering Education Through Calculus Success. / Nite, Sandra B; Allen, G.Donald; Capraro, Robert M; Morgan, James.

Proceeding of the 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (AAEE 2016). Australia : Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 2016. p. 629-635.

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Nite SB, Allen GD, Capraro RM, Morgan J. Supporting Engineering Education Through Calculus Success. In Proceeding of the 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (AAEE 2016). Australia: Australasian Association for Engineering Education. 2016. p. 629-635