STEM Gives Meaning to Mathematics

  • STEM Gives Meaning to Mathematics

    By Lukas J. Hefty
    Applying mathematics during engineering design challenges can help children develop critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.
    Understanding involves making connections” (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM] 2000, p. 64). Challenging students with important mathematics prepares them to solve problems in class and at home. NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000) outlines five Process Standards that are essential for developing deep understanding of mathematics: