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Approaches to learning of linear algebra among engineering students
(Peer reviewed; Bok; Bokkapittel; Book; Chapter, 2017-02)
The present paper investigates engineering students` own descriptions of what they mean by learning of linear algebra and how they know that they have learned something. I seek to extract keywords from engineering students` descriptions of learning of this discipline by drawing on grounded theory techniques and classifying the answers in conceptual and procedural approaches. By this, both detailed ...
Interpreting teaching for conceptual and for procedural knowledge in a teaching video about linear algebra
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2018)
The aim of this study is to investigate teaching videos about mathematics, seeking to uncover research-based foundations for their quality. By drawing on the notions of procedural and conceptual knowledge, the research was operationalized by asking professionals in undergraduate mathematics education (n=18) to interpret sections of a teaching video. The video dealt with a topic in linear algebra. ...
Perspectives and reflections on teaching linear algebra
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-03)
This paper presents ‘expert opinions’ on what should be taught in a first-year linear algebra course at university; the aim is to gain a generic picture and general guiding principles for such a course. Drawing on a Delphi method, 14 university professors—called ‘experts’ in this study—addressed the following questions: What should be on a first-year linear algebra undergraduate course for engineering ...
A note about frequencies being close or amplitudes being small in frequency analysis
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-10-10)
In an earlier paper, an alternative method for how to solve the frequency analysis problem was offered. The object of the present paper is to bring about how to handle situations where the frequencies are close to each other or there is an amplitude that is really small.
Ingeniørstudenters bruk av læringsverktøy i et lineær algebraemne : hvilken rolle spiller nettbaserte forelesninger?
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-11-11)
I denne artikkelen diskuteres studentenes bruk av læringsverktøy med spesielt fokus på et nettbasert tilbud. Egne forelesninger i et emne i lineær algebra for master ingeniørstudenter, fjerde år, har blitt streamet og publisert, og jeg har undersøkt hvordan studentene har brukt disse forelesningene. Data er innsamlet første og tredje gang dette ble gjort, og hovedvekten i denne artikkelen er lagt ...
Engineering students' instrumental approaches to mathematics; some positive characteristics
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
The present paper presents three deliberately chosen mathematical episodes observed in a class of engineering students taking a basic calculus course. By drawing on analyses of instrumental and relational learning strategies, the episodes are shown to illustrate instrumental approaches indicated by the students. The paper discusses positive characteristics about these approaches while further data ...
Exploring Tensions in a Mathematical Course for Engineers utilizing a Flipped Classroom Approach
(Book; Chapter; Bok; Bokkapittel; Peer reviewed, 2017-02)
Flipped Classroom approaches to teaching are becoming increasingly popular in higher education, but there is a lack of empirical research. We present here a study performed during an engineering course for 20 students at a Norwegian university, on student appropriation towards Flipped Classroom through interviews, questionnaire, video/quiz usage statistics and classroom filming. We approach this ...
En tematisk analyse av hva ingeniørstudenter gjør når de lærer lineær algebra
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-09-15)
Denne artikkelen diskuterer hva ingeniørstudenter gjør når de lærer lineær algebra. Arbeidet inngår i et pågående forskningsprosjekt om læring, og grunnlagsdataene for artikkelen ble samlet inn ved at studentene besvarte et obligatorisk spørreskjema der spørsmålet om hva de gjør når de lærer lineær algebra, ble stilt som et åpent spørsmål. Dataene representerer derfor studentenes egne ord om hva de ...
First-year engineering students’ mathematics task performance and its relation to their motivational values and views about mathematics
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-11-26)
This study investigates Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish first-year engineering students’ task performance in mathematics and examines how it relates to their motivational values and beliefs about the nature of mathematics. In a set of seven mathematical tasks, female students outperformed male students, for example, in the simplification of symbolic expressions. Our findings also show that ...
Swedish first-year engineering students’ views of mathematics, self-efficacy and motivation and their effect on task performance
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-29)
We examine a group (N = 88) of Swedish first-year engineering students, their motivation, self-efficacy, and beliefs about the nature of mathematics, and how these relate to their task performance in mathematics. In our data, engineering students who emphasized the exact reasoning in their view of mathematics performed significantly better in a set of mathematical tasks than those who emphasized ...