Students' mathematical training for professional self-realization in a modern, inventive society
Keywords:higher school, mathematical preparation, mathematical competence, structure of mathematical competence, problems of Mathematics teaching, approaches to formation of mathematical competence
In the framework of their professional self-realization on the contemporary job market, the paper explores the issues with professionals' training for mathematics at universities. The structure of students' mathematical proficiency is taken into consideration, and its key elements are substantively presented (the ability to ask and answer questions in and with mathematics, the ability to deal with mathematical language and tools). The initial (ascertaining) step of the pedagogical experiment allowed for the establishment of the level of students' mathematical proficiency and formation in accordance with the predetermined structure. It has been demonstrated that students, both of mathematical and non-mathematical majors, lack the mathematical knowledge and abilities necessary to solve complicated issues, particularly those involving modeling in the context of future professional engagement. The following fundamental strategies for developing students' mathematical competence are supported: research-focused instruction, an interdisciplinary approach with a practical focus, and the use of digital learning environments and related resources. The implementation strategies for these techniques are described in the authors' optional course "Methods of formation of students' mathematical competence for the future successful career" for math specialist students. The research will continue with the introduction of the aforementioned discipline to the educational system, which will include the subsequent assessment of future teachers' readiness to employ the suggested methods in their professional work.
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