2006 Fiscal Year Final Research Report Summary
General research for the improvement of basic education of mathematics in university coherent to the change of national standard curriculum in secondary education.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Nagoya University |
NAMIKAWA Yukihiko Nagoya University, Graduate School of Mathematics, professor -> 名古屋大学, 大学院多元数理科学研究科, 教授 (20022676)
NISHIMURA Toshi Hokkaido University, Research Division for Higher Education, professor, 高等教育機能開発教育センター, 教授 (50004487)
NEGAMI Seiya Yokohama National University, Faculty of Education and Human Sciences, professor, 教育人間科学部, 教授 (40164652)
KUROGI Tetsunori University of Fukui, Faculty of Education and Regional Studies, professor, 教育地域科学部, 教授 (90022681)
MIYAKE Masatake Nagoya University, Graduate School of Mathematics, professor, 大学院多元数理科学研究科, 教授 (70019496)
SUGITA Kimio Tokai University, School of Science, professor, 理学部, 教授 (60056083)
|Project Period (FY)
2004 – 2006
|Keywords||ternary education of mathematics / university education for fresh students / teacher education / major education at university / articulation between high school and university|
This study aims at the improvement of the education of mathematics at universities for first-year students under the consideration of declining ability of students and the change of national standard curriculum. On the other hand for first-year students of natural sciences the study of basic mathematics is very important for their further major study. Hence this study treats also the problem of articulation with both education at high school and education at major. For that purpose our study was done under the cooperation with the subcommittee of mathematical education in Science Council of Japan.
For the articulation with the education of high school, we took the occasion of the revision of the national curriculum to make proposals for it. For the articulation with the major study we collected concrete examples of applications of basic mathematics to natural sciences which students study in major courses with the hope of constructing a database available for math teachers at universities.
For the improvement of education of basic mathematics in universities we have constructed a network among the organizations of educators of mathematics to exchange information and to send questionnaire on this subject, by which we could know the present unsatisfactory situation at universities. Even basic terms of education such as "core curriculum" are turned out to be unfamiliar to most teachers of mathematics at universities.
By this questionnaire we also found that the improvement of math curriculum of teacher education is one of the most urgent issues.
As a trial for the improvement of teacher education we organized a seminar on teacher education which both high school teachers and graduate students aiming at teachers can attend under the financial support of this fund.
Research Products (8 results)