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Problem-based Learning

Student-centered teaching method in which students learn about a subject through solving an open-ended problem presented in trigger material.

Dec 02, 2019


Competition Fostering Mathematical Problem Solving and Technical Writing Skills

The USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS) is a free mathematics competition open to all US middle school and high school students. Unlike most mathematics competitions, the USAMTS allows students a full month, or more, to work out their solutions.

Physics app for children

Dec 02, 2019


Problem-Solving App Introducing Simple Machines and Mechanical Motion

Crazy Gears from Edoki Academy gets children to think critically and explore physics and other STEM topics. This puzzle-like app for iOS asks students to construct gears to find a way to “pull themselves to the next level.”

stem curriculum

Nov 01, 2019


Curricula Fostering Engineering and Technological Literacy

The Museum of Science, Boston, develops exhibits, programs, and curricula that empower children to become lifelong STEM learners and passionate problem solvers.  The museum offers seven engineering curricula (preK–12): “We Engineer,” “EiE for Kindergarten,” “Engineering is Elementary,” “Engineering Adventures,” “Engineering Everywhere,” “Building Math,” and “Engineering the Future.

Math Modeling Contest

Oct 01, 2019


Contest Applying Math to Modeling and Problems Solving

COMAP’s High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) is an international contest designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to work as team members to engage in and improve their modeling, problem solving, and writing skills.

Samsung is giving away up to $3 million in prizes and selecting more winners than ever before.

Oct 01, 2019

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Deadline: October 23, 2019, for applications


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