- An analysis of the change in mathematical inclination of middle level engineering college freshmen
- Lee, Gyeoung Hee ; Lee, Jung Rye ;
- Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 29, issue 4, 2015, Pages 745~762
- DOI : 10.7468/jksmee.2015.29.4.745

Abstract

In order to examine the change in mathematical inclinationn of middle level engineering college freshmen, we analyse the change of mathematical inclination between 2011 year and 2015 year freshmen who took college scholastic ability test which are based on the national mathematics curriculum 7th and 7th revision, respectively. In medium-sized D university, 2011 year and 2015 year engineering freshmen were taken the test for mathematical inclination, the survey for mathematical background and the recognition of college mathematics and basic mathematical ability test. The outcomes of this survey are followings: Firstly, between 2011 year and 2015 year freshmen, the mean of confidence and flexibility are same, but the 2015's mean of willpower, curiosity, value and esthetics are greater than 2011's. Secondly, in the mean of flexibility, willpower and curiosity, natural science's mean is greater than humanity's. Thirdly, the mean of mathematical inclination's factors is depend on college mathematics goal. Fourthly, there is little correlation between mathematical basic ability and mathematical inclination. Moreover for 2011 year and 2015 year freshmen, the mean of mathematical inclination's factors except value is proportional to mathematical basic ability. For the success of college mathematics in engineering college, this study suggests that high school mathematics curriculum and college scholastic ability test must contain calculus. We also suggest that college mathematics class must be focused on mathematical inclination improvement.