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Maki, Dan; Winston, Wayne; Shafii-Mousavi, Morteza; Kochanowski, Paul; Lang, Chris; Ernstberger, Kathy; Hodgson, Ted – PRIMUS, 2006
In this article, we discuss the use of client-driven projects--projects that are posed by business, government, and non-profit organizations and based upon real problems facing the organization. Although client-driven projects have long been used in business and engineering education, their use in the mathematics classroom is rare. Client-driven…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Use Studies, Classroom Techniques
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Shafii-Mousavi, Morteza; Kochanowski, Paul – PRIMUS, 2006
This paper describes an interdisciplinary project-based mathematics course linked to a computer technology course. The linkage encourages an appreciation of mathematics and technology as students see an immediate use for these skills in completing actual real-world projects. Linking mathematics and technology integrates subjects taught in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computers, Information Technology, Mathematics