ERIC Number: EJ1064871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Bridging STEM in a Real World Problem
English, Lyn D.; Mousoulides, Nicholas G.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v20 n9 p532-539 May 2015
Engineering-based modeling activities provide a rich source of meaningful situations that capitalize on and extend students' 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.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Models, Problem Solving, Problem Based Learning, Grade 6
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota