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A description of how the author taught the project.

A tutorial for teachers new to problem-based learning.

Alignment with New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology:

Standard 1: Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.

Standard 2:Students will access, generate, process and transfer information using appropriate technologies.

Standard 3: Students will understand mathematics and become mathematically confident by communicating and reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in real-world settings, and by solving problems through the integrated study of number systems, data analysis, and probability.

Standard 4:Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment.

Standard 5: Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products, and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.

Standard 6: Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.

Standard 7: Students will apply the knowledge and the thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.

Graphics from The Banner Generator and the Clip Art Collection of William H. Anderson

Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author: Karen R. LiVecchi East Moriches UFSD, East Moriches, New York; Edited by Marge Bardeen NTEP II PI.
Created: September 9, 1998 - Updated: December 9, 1998