Teaching Reform of Calculus Course for Students of Petroleum Science based on Research Oriented Teaching

Caiyun Liu, Tao Zhang, Jie Xiong


The calculus is an important basic mathematics course for the students of engineering colleges. A research oriented teaching reform of the calculus course of petroleum science specialty had been carried out from the aspects of teaching cases design, classroom teaching, and assessment, in order to get rid of the problems of traditional teaching methods. The teaching reform has been proven successful and effective by the teaching practice of calculus experimental classes of Yangtze University in recent years. It can help the students to improve their abilities of understanding and application the calculus knowledge. It also can help the students to learn the specialization knowledge related with petroleum science easier in the rest years in the University. 

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