This article displays initial experiences in the usage of GNU Octave for improving learning mathematics in the student population of the electronic engineering faculty. Mathematics is considered as a difficult topic due to the lack of knowledge and abstraction capacities obtained in high school. A first-year course was implemented on learning the use of GNU Octave, as it is an easy tool for the following courses throughout the career, especially in mathematics. The lessons taught were calculus, scalar, vector and matrix variables, 2D and 3D graphic display. Results show that there is a significant improvement in the learning of the following semester courses amongst these students, such as calculus, algebra and geometry, as this software was used as a calculator and for simulation purposes.
|Title of host publication||EDUNINE 2021 - 5th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Future of Engineering Education: Current Challenges and Opportunities, Proceedings|
|Editors||Claudio da Rocha Brito, Melany M. Ciampi|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|State||Published - 14 Mar 2021|
|Event||5th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference, EDUNINE 2021 - Guatemala City, Guatemala|
Duration: 14 Mar 2021 → 17 Mar 2021
|Name||EDUNINE 2021 - 5th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference: The Future of Engineering Education: Current Challenges and Opportunities, Proceedings|
|Conference||5th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference, EDUNINE 2021|
|Period||14/03/21 → 17/03/21|
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- GNU Octave
- learning of mathematics
- pedagogic tool