Importance of mathematical modeling in teaching mathematics

International Journal of Development Research

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4 pages
Research Article

Importance of mathematical modeling in teaching mathematics

Selahattin Gültekin and Alimzhan Kalbekov


Today, in engineering departments, mathematics courses such as calculus, linear algebra and differential equations are taught by mathematicians. Therefore, in their classroom teaching there are few or no applications of the concepts to real world problems. Most of the times, students do not know whether the concepts or rules taught in these courses will be used extensively in their majors or not. This situation holds true for all engineering disciplines. The real-life application of mathematics will be appreciated by students when mathematical modeling of real world problems are tackled. In this paper some mathematical concepts are chosen and their applications to real-life problems are emphasized along with mathematical modeling for applications of mathematics.

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