engineers can…

Engineering combines everything math and science and applies it to solving real world problems. Too often we see just isolated topics without any way to use all this information together to make something important and interesting.

Yes, it is a long list. If you learn something new every day, it is surprising how often that “something” will apply to an item on the list. Just think about it.

  • ask questions and define problems.
  • develop and use models.
  • plan and carry out investigations.
  • analyze and interpret data.
  • use mathematics and computational thinking.
  • construct explanations and designing solutions.
  • engage in arguments from evidence.
  • obtain, evaluate, and communicate information.
  • make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • reason abstractly and quantitatively by using different properties of operations and objects.
  • construct and communicate viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • model the use of mathematics to solve problems arising in everyday life and reflect on whether the results make sense.
  • use appropriate tools to strategically solve problems.
  • communicate precisely to others, calculate accurately and efficiently, and carefully explain their reasoning when solving problems.
  • discern a pattern and make use of structure when solving a problem.
  • identify patterns, recognize and use shortcuts, and continually evaluate the reasonableness of intermediate results.

Learn more…

  • STEN Seeds – 8 Main Principles for Math and Science STEM Goals (via Amy Loeffelholz and Adam Zodrow)