Improving retention of calculus by engineering students in small programs

David L. Silverstein, John R. Baker

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A project designed to address the problem by modifying student attitudes towards learning calculus by presenting the examples in the context of engineering and science problems is discussed. The examples are adapted from the actual sorts of problems that engineers and scientists encounter in their course of study. The project is intended as a proof-of concept study with the intent of developing a cost effective means of improving retention of calculus concepts for science and engineering students. The expected outcome is that students taking courses requiring application of calculus concepts would enter the course expecting to use calculus and will be prepared to apply advanced mathematics to engineering problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7011-7018
Number of pages8
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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