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Actualidades Investigativas en Educación

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RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ, Luis Eduardo  and  RODRIGUEZ DOMINGUEZ, María del Carmen. Evaluation of the thinking qualities of Mathematics-Physics students upon admission to the university. Rev. Actual. Investig. Educ [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.2, pp.84-106. ISSN 1409-4703.

This scientific article is the result of a research carried out by the authors in the didactic project of the University Of Ciego de Ávila Cuba. The issue was related to the need to raise the learning levels of students in the career of Mathematics-Physics from the study of the logical thinking development. The aim is to offer an assessment of the level of thinking development qualities of Mathematics’-Physics’ students entering the university, understood as the qualitative characteristics that differentiate the thought of a person. In the research a mixed methodology was followed from the design and implementation of experimental techniques to evaluate the level of development of logical thinking. The population 0 .37 students of the Mathematics-Physics career and we worked with a sample of 12 students who entered the first course in 2016. For the analysis of the results, the average index and the index of the sample were determined for the defined indicators, in order to assess the level of development of the qualities of logical thinking. The results showed that the quality of consecutiveness of thought is at a high level of development, while the other qualities are at a medium level; this, according to the values of the indices of the sample that was 2.16 for the consecutiveness, and they behaved between 1.5 and 2 for the rest of the qualities.

Keywords : logical thinking; mathematics; physics; higher education.

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