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ERIC Number: EJ1129289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Decision Matrices: Tools to Enhance Middle School Engineering Instruction
Gonczi, Amanda L.; Bergman, Brenda G.; Huntoon, Jackie; Allen, Robin; McIntyre, Barb; Turner, Sheri; Davis, Jen; Handler, Rob
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v54 n1 p8-17 2017
Decision matrices are valuable engineering tools. They allow engineers to objectively examine solution options. Decision matrices can be incorporated in K-12 classrooms to support authentic engineering instruction. In this article we provide examples of how decision matrices have been incorporated into 6th and 7th grade classrooms as part of an innovative NGSS-aligned curriculum. The article also provides guidelines and examples for how to scaffold decision matrices to support student and teacher confidence and use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 7
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Language: English
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