MATHEMATICS STUDIES AT UNIVERSITY : EFFECT ON THE PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

Authors

  • Anna Vintere Latvia University of Agriculture
  • Anda Zeidmane Latvia University of Agriculture

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2014vol1.791

Keywords:

mathematics, mathematical thinking, mathematics study process, practical potential of mathematics

Abstract

It is known that mathematics has an impact on the development of the professional competence both directly (serves as a tool for solving and calculating various problems) and indirectly (promotes logical thinking, develops skills to formulate and solve problems etc.). To identify importance of mathematics studies in the development of professional competence in assessment of graduates the research was done by Latvian University of Agriculture and Siauliai University in the framework of Latvian-Lithuanian cross-border cooperation program‘s project „Cross-border network for adapting mathematical competences in the socio-economical development”. A questionnaire based research was the part of this research. The survey results obtained in Latvia are analysed in this article and include the following aspects: mathematics in professional practice and need for improvement of mathematical knowledge and assessment of practical potential of mathematics.

Author Biographies

  • Anna Vintere, Latvia University of Agriculture

    Mg, Math, Aplicant for the scientific degree in Education Management

    Department of Mathematics

  • Anda Zeidmane, Latvia University of Agriculture

    Dr.Paed, prof.

    Department of Mathematics

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Published

2015-07-24