ANALYZING APPLIED MATHEMATICS GRADUATION STUDENTS’ PROFILE: DISCUSSING THE REASONS OF THE LOW ACADEMIC RESULTS DURING THE FIRST SEMESTER AT THE UNIVERSITY

Bárbara Denicol do Amaral Rodriguez, Cinthya Maria Schneider Meneghetti, Cristiana Andrade Poffal

Abstract


http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/2179460X14785

This paper aims to show and justify a relation between the number of new students and egress of Applied Mathematics course. Analyzing qualitative data, we intend to discuss learning problems related to the subjects of the course’s first semester, such as the lack of mastery of the mathematics studied during elementary and high school. In this case, students are not prepared and do not approve the graduation subjects, as they have significant gaps in their academic fundamental training which is required to learning. By means of a survey, we collect data referring to elementary school, prior knowledge and students’ main doubts. The results allow defining a student profile and suggest the need of adding alternative ways to complement their basic education.


Keywords


Matemática Aplicada; ensino superior; baixo rendimento; disciplinas básicas



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/2179460X14785

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