New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 13

Accepted Abstracts

Differential Calculus and Chemistry: the Challenge of an Interdisciplinary Course

Ana Carolina Carius, Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Ricardo Lopes De Souza Júnior, Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Jaqueline Maria da Silva, Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (Brazil)


The aim of this work is to describe the project developed, in an interdisciplinary way, between mathematics and chemistry in an undergraduate of chemistry course at Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro, campus Duque de Caxias.  Since their foundation, the course suffer with the high rates of evasion and failure by the enrolled students.  One of the reasons for this problem is the lack of conceptual connection between mathematics and chemistry.  Based on this problem, we propose an alternative methodology to relate mathematics and chemistry in a discipline of differential and integral calculus.


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