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## Ingeniería Mecánica

*versión On-line* ISSN 1815-5944

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BRITO-VALLINA, María Lucía et al. **Role of mathematical modeling in the training of engineers**.* Ingeniería Mecánica* [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.2, pp.129-139.
ISSN 1815-5944.

There is a huge gap between the mathematical skills required by the engineer, primarily related to the activities of modeling, interpreting, communicating in precise language, etc., And skills that form in the courses of Mathematics and listed in the programs study, which put the most emphasis on solving activity calculation exercises. There are several causes of this phenomenon which is not unique to Cuba. Scientific knowledge is generally conceived by social practices, has emerged and evolved from the practical needs of man, and it has held on numerous occasions, the study of mathematics as working with abstract concepts, is say away from human activity. Mathematical modeling of problems from a particular phenomenon creates in students a capacity and skills needed to solve practical problems. This paper aims to propose a methodological strategy that enables systemic structure so developing the ability model, taking into account the classification of the major mathematical models for engineering, according to the theory or technique used in its preparation, the nature of the processes that develop, their mathematical structure and others, not forgetting of course the professional profile these races and the main categories of educational teaching process.

**Palabras clave
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**mathematical; modeling; engineering.