Study some examples of Problem-based Learning applied to Mathematics in the Engineering Bachelor

Juan José Reyes Salgado


In this document, two problems were studied, applying problem-based learning, for mathematics courses in the Bachelor of Engineering. The implementation of this technique tends to be the subject of debate among teachers due to the little understanding of this technique. This work intends to show how these problem-based learning activities were applied and the experience that these studies share with us so that our community of teachers can also successfully design this type of active learning activity.


Problem-based Learning, Significative Learning, Active Learning

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