id: 06145566
dt: j
an: 2013b.00838
au: Valenzuela, Hector
ti: An integration of math with auto technician courses.
so: MathAMATYC Educ. 3, No. 2, 53-56 (2012).
py: 2012
pu: American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), Memphis,
TN
la: EN
cc: M55 D35
ut: engines; mathematics instruction; mathematical applications; integrated
curriculum; science course improvement projects; research projects;
auto mechanics; paraprofessional personnel; instructional development;
course descriptions; team teaching; teaching methods
ci:
li: http://www.amatyc.org/publications/mathamatyceducator/February2012/index.html#valenzuela
ab: Summary: This article describes the development of the contextualized math,
the course design, student teaching and daily interaction with the
students, and the implementation aspects of the research project
designed to develop contextualized mathematics and integrate it into
the auto technician courses. The applied math curriculum was integrated
into three auto tech classes: Auto Transportation Core, Auto Engines,
and Auto Electrical. There were two instructors in each classroom‒an
auto instructor and a math instructor. The applied math program that
was developed is on the cutting edge of mathematical applications.
Co-teaching is quite effective when both instructors feed off of each
other’s daily topics. Students were helped by: (1) allowing for the
student’s math development to be with contextualized math; (2)
providing the students a comfortable environment where they learn math
that makes sense to them; (3) reducing the time frame needed for
students to complete their math requirements for their associate degree
by integrating math into their auto technician classes; and (4) helping
reduce the amount of money spent by the students by including the
sequencing of their math requirements within their technician program.
(ERIC)
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