Mathematics Competences Assessment at Lab sessions of Aerospace Engineering Freshmen

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CONGRESO Mathematics Competences Assessment at Lab sessions of Aerospace Engineering Freshmen

Abstract

At the Design Engineering Higher Technical School (Valencia, Spain) we started introducing Lab sessions as a part of the Mathematics curriculum almost 20 years ago. Nowadays they are an integral part of the general assessment of the subject and hardly may we disassociate them given the actual constrains in time that we are facing with the arrival of the new student centered university structure. On the other hand we have widely implemented the use of an educational platform with several tools in Lab classes and their exams and, additionally, this year we have developed a new approach to the realization of Lab sessions turning all of them from a traditional system to another one based on a flipped classroom methodology. This new approach aims to facilitate an increasing interest from engineering students by motivating them to work the subject of Mathematics in their first university course. Within this approach each session is divided into three parts: preparation, solving doubts and assessment of the competences assigned to that session. In this paper we will present the methodology developed, difficulties, results and a questionnaire we aim to ask our Aerospace Engineering students in order to get their perception of the course.