Connecting Engineering with Learning Math

Media

Logistics

  • Saturday, May 3 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Offering Format: Professional Development Event
  • Recommended for grades 4 – 8
  • Museum of Science
  • Free, register online

Description

Collecting and analyzing data is critical to the work of both scientists and engineers, who must collect real-world data to accurately test and evaluate their designs. Join us to explore how hands-on engineering design challenges offer authentic opportunities for students to engage with the math they are learning.

The Design Challenges team and an experienced math-science teacher (grades 4 – 8) will introduce participants to engineering activities in which learners can change variables and use measuring tools to collect and analyze data, applying the concepts and skills from the Common Core standards as if they were the students. As a member of an engineering design team, you'll then practice analyzing and representing your data in various ways in order to develop and communicate a solution to a real-world problem.

Throughout the morning, we'll make connections to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, and discuss how to set up similar fun, rich learning experiences in your own classroom.

Registration is limited to Teacher Partners and is required at least two weeks in advance. Free parking is available for this workshop.

Photo © Nicolaus Czarnecki