June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
K-12 & Pre-College Engineering
24.139.1 - 24.139.2
Advanced Mathematics for Engineering & Science – A Fourth Year High School Mathematics Course (Curriculum Exchange)Advanced Math for Engineering and Science (AMES) is an upper level math course covering awide range of topics that prepare students for further study in science, technology, engineering,and mathematics (STEM) fields. The overarching theme of the course is to provide a context forthe content while always driving toward the fundamental mathematics concepts used on a dailybasis by engineers and scientists. Each unit in AMES begins with an activity that drives to thefundamentals that are highlighted in the unit's lessons. Throughout the lessons, the studentsengage in tasks that require researching mathematics history, comparing and contrasting parallelideas, and communicating mathematics through formal written responses while learning,practicing, and applying the mathematics concepts covered. Concluding each unit is a cumulativeproject that requires the students to apply what they have learned throughout the unit.The resources that will be demonstrated during the curriculum exchange include introductoryand concluding projects for the various units within the curriculum, lessons within selected units,and other activities that occur throughout the curriculum. For example, one introductory projectthat will be showcased demonstrates how, given the definition of a radian, students can create adevice that measures approximately one radian. Other projects and activities being presentedinclude, but are not limited to, using matrices to encrypt/decrypt a message, material thatfacilitates classroom discussions on specificity in mathematics, having students create their ownsystems of measurement, and researching the origins and varying ideas associated with specificmathematics principles.
Coriell, J. M., & Corbett, K. S. (2014, June), Advanced Mathematics for Engineering & Science – A Fourth Year High School Mathematics Course (Curriculum Exchange) Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/20030
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