id: 06664736
dt: j
an: 2016f.01331
au: Stump, Sheryl L.; Bryan, Joel A.; McConnell, Tom J.
ti: Making STEM connections.
so: Math. Teach. (Reston) 109, No. 8, 576-583 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: M50 D40 D80
ut: interdisciplinary instruction; modeling; investigations
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Mathematics-Teacher/2016/Vol109/Issue8/Making-STEM-Connections/
ab: Summary: Integrated approaches to education in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM), especially those set in the
context of real-world situations, can motivate and deepen students’
learning of the STEM subjects. This article describes two integrated
investigations used with mathematics and science teachers of grades
5‒12 who participated in a three-year mathematics and science
partnership called Engineering STEM Success. The coauthors, two science
educators and one mathematics educator, describe how the investigations
were used to deepen teachers’ knowledge of mathematics and science
and make connections among STEM content areas. The investigations
incorporated the first three phases ‒ Engagement, Exploration, and
Explanation ‒ of the 5E learning cycle model used for teaching
science through inquiry. These three phases are synonymous with the
Launch-Explore-Summarize teaching and learning model found in middle
school mathematics curriculum materials. In this article, the authors
describe what happened in these three phases of the investigations and
also offer commentary on what they learned. This article includes
suggestions for using the investigations with secondary school
students. (ERIC)
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