Enhancing calculus learning via a student-centred web project

Mei Choo Ang, Kok Weng Ng, Halimah Badioze Zamana, Azlina Ahmad, Azizah Jaafar

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Abstract

Calculus is not a subject that interests many students. However, it is an important fundamental subject to a broad range of education courses particularly, engineering, physics and information technology. This research looks into ways to instill and enhance the interest of students to Calculus using a student-centered web project. In this research, students who were taking the subject Calculus were divided into groups and were assigned to a web project in addition to the conventional lectures and tutorials. This project basically requires students to develop websites to present their modeling and integration application of their chosen product. They are required to derive the cross-section and volume of the product and then validate their results. This project aims to connect the contents in the Calculus course with the real world whereby a problem from the real world was introduced and solved using Calculus techniques. Two surveys were conducted, one at the beginning of the course and the other at the end of the course, to determine whether the approach which combined the teacher-centred approach and the student-centred learning approach have enhanced their understanding and learning of Calculus. The analysis of results from the survey indicated that the addition of the group project enhanced the student learning and also enriched their learning experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016, ICOMEIA 2016: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1775
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414334
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2016
Event2nd International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016, ICOMEIA 2016 - Songkhla, Thailand
Duration: 10 Aug 201612 Aug 2016

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016, ICOMEIA 2016
CountryThailand
CitySongkhla
Period10/8/1612/8/16

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Ang, M. C., Ng, K. W., Zamana, H. B., Ahmad, A., & Jaafar, A. (2016). Enhancing calculus learning via a student-centred web project. In International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016, ICOMEIA 2016: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016 (Vol. 1775). [030101] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4965221

Enhancing calculus learning via a student-centred web project. / Ang, Mei Choo; Ng, Kok Weng; Zamana, Halimah Badioze; Ahmad, Azlina; Jaafar, Azizah.

International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016, ICOMEIA 2016: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016. Vol. 1775 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016. 030101.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ang, MC, Ng, KW, Zamana, HB, Ahmad, A & Jaafar, A 2016, Enhancing calculus learning via a student-centred web project. in International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016, ICOMEIA 2016: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016. vol. 1775, 030101, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2nd International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016, ICOMEIA 2016, Songkhla, Thailand, 10/8/16. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4965221
Ang MC, Ng KW, Zamana HB, Ahmad A, Jaafar A. Enhancing calculus learning via a student-centred web project. In International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016, ICOMEIA 2016: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016. Vol. 1775. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2016. 030101 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4965221
Ang, Mei Choo ; Ng, Kok Weng ; Zamana, Halimah Badioze ; Ahmad, Azlina ; Jaafar, Azizah. / Enhancing calculus learning via a student-centred web project. International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016, ICOMEIA 2016: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2016. Vol. 1775 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016.
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