id: 06597635
dt: j
an: 2016d.00875
au: English, Lyn D.; Mousoulides, Nicholas G.
ti: Bridging STEM in a real-world problem.
so: Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 20, No. 9, 532-539 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: M53
ut: STEM education; engineering; modeling
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Mathematics-Teaching-in-Middle-School/2015/Vol20/Issue9/Bridging-STEM-in-a-Real-World-Problem/
ab: Summary: Engineering-based modeling activities provide a rich source of
meaningful situations that capitalize on and extend studentsâ€™ routine
learning. By integrating such activities within existing curricula,
students better appreciate how their school learning in mathematics and
science applies to problems in the outside world. Furthermore, modeling
problems are open to multiple approaches and solutions; thus, they
encourage the creative, critical, and flexible thinking that is often
lacking in more traditional textbook examples. (ERIC)
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