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TEAMS Enhances Critical STEM Learning


Are your students the cyber security engineers of tomorrow? 

NCTM is collaborating with the Technology Student Association (TSA) to support TEAMS, Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science, an annual competition for middle and high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering.

Using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and 21st century learning skills, students work together to problem solve real-world engineering challenges and issues facing our global society. The TEAMS competitions are based on annual themes from the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges. The 2013 theme is “Engineering A Secure Cyberspace.”

Use the code NCTM2013 to receive a discounted registration of 10% off of the national team fee.

The 2013 TEAMS competition benefits your students by: 

  • Providing a challenging, real-world based competition for middle grades and high school students 
  • Sparking their excitement and interest in math and science.
  • Helping students experience teamwork, critical thinking and other 21st century skills through problem solving.

How TEAMS works: 

  • Coaches form teams of 4 to 8 middle school or high school students.  Coach materials.
  • Students work together on scenarios and answer multiple choice and short essay questions based on the 2013 competition theme, "Engineering A Secure Cyberspace." Sample Questions.
  • Competitions can occur at your school or at hosted sites between February 11 and March 30, 2013.  Information in Coach materials.
  • Awards include competition day recognition, division awards (based on the school population), and state and national awards.
  • The top three teams in a state - at each level - may choose to participate in the national TEAMS competition, which will be held at the national TSA conference, June 28-July 2, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.Learn even more about TEAMS at

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