Work in Progress: Improving K-12 Mathematics Understanding with Engineering Design Projects

@article{Akins2006WorkIP,
  title={Work in Progress: Improving K-12 Mathematics Understanding with Engineering Design Projects},
  author={L. Akins and Dirk Burghardt},
  journal={Proceedings. Frontiers in Education. 36th Annual Conference},
  year={2006},
  pages={13-14}
}
Engineering design projects can provide a rich opportunity to enhance student knowledge in core disciplinary subject areas, such as mathematics and science. The informed design process was created as part of a NSF materials development program and formed the engineering design framework for this study. Structured mathematics activities (knowledge and skill builders $KSBs) were developed and linked to the design challenge. In this challenge, students apply the mathematical reasoning to solve an… CONTINUE READING