METHODOLOGICAL AND DIDACTIC FEATURES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES USAGE IN THE PROCESS OF MATHEMATICAL EDUCATION OF FUTURE ENGINEERS
L.S. Sagatelova, E.G. Shvedov
Methodological and didactic features of the usage of information technologies in the process of mathematical education of future engineers are revealed in the article. The didactic aspect of the implementation of mathematical education with the use of information technology is based on a careful selection of the content of training in accordance with the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education; methodical — involves the choice of effective forms of conducting classes using the capabilities of information technology, the organization of independent work (classroom and non-auditory). We define the concept of “information technology training”. Examples of actively used means of information technologies are given. This allows us to improve continuously the content and the teaching methods, and to increase the effectiveness. The process of mathematical education is based on the orientation on the requirements of the future profession, taking into account the individual character features of students. Strengthening the applied component is carried out by introducing special mathematical courses, developed in conjunction with the profiling departments, as well as solving professionally-oriented tasks using such software as Excel, Mathcad, Maplе, Mathematica. An example of a professionally-oriented task is provided in the article. The stages of the students’ activities organized by the teacher to solve it are described in details.
Keywords: information technologies in mathematical education, professional-applied orientation, professional-oriented tasks