- The Present Situation of the University Mathematics Education and the Efficient Methods of Mathematics Education for the 7th Curriculum Generation
- Kim, Kwang-Hwan ; Kim, Byung-Hak ; Kim, Kyung-Suk ; Park, Eun-Ah ;
- Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 23, issue 2, 2009, Pages 255~277
Abstract
Currently Science and technology are changing so fast these days, educating competent and creative person, majoring in natural sciences, including mathematics., becoming more and more important. But, in Korea, there are many problems in high school and university education program, so performance level in mathematics is decreasing and avoiding mathematics and natural sciences is increasing. Naturally the numbers of science oritented students in high school are decreasing and ability in mathematics, in particular calculus, is decreasing. Hence, the above situation leads to a reduction of scientific manpower. In this point of a view, we analyse the situation of the downturn of the ability of the science, especially calculus, among engineering majored freshmen. We also study many data reported by Ministry of Education and Science, Korea and scholar societies. From this study we conclude that the essential rerasons for the above situations are curriculum and the system of the entrance examination of the university, and we give suggestions for solutions of such a situation.