• Gilson Luis Firmino Universidade Federal de Viçosa, UFV
  • Antonio Marcos de Oliveira Siqueira Universidade Federal de Viçosa, UFV



Teaching and learning, Mathematics, Calculus, Engineering Education.


The difficulty in learning in Mathematics has been the object of researches, meetings, lectures, aiming to discover the origins of problems in teaching / learning, this work aimed to identify the main difficulties faced by students of Engineering courses when solving problems, and to investigate the minimum mathematical concepts for the satisfactory resolution of problems in discipline-middle of Engineering courses. The surveys were conducted through interviews and data collection. It is noted that the difficulties in mathematics encountered by students in the beginning classes at Higher Education, become more frequent and in the face of problems in the learning of Calculus and related courses, the uses of  ICT (information and communications technology)  can contribute to the improvement of the teaching-learning process. The traditional methodologies adopted by many teachers contribute to the failure of many students, not paying attention to their difficulties, causing insecurity and anguish, because they find a high degree of abstraction in the contents. In this sense, it is recommended the association of new educational technologies, such as the use of ICTs and Web 2.0, as well as a reflection process on the part of teachers about their teaching practice.




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Firmino, G. L., & Siqueira, A. M. de O. (2017). MATHEMATICS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION. The Journal of Engineering and Exact Sciences, 3(3), 331–345.



Engineering Education and Science Education

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