The Aerospace Engineering Challenge

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Integrating Science, Technology, and Engineering in Mathematics authors share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K—grade 6 classrooms. This article describes an activity that introduced fourth-grade students to the work of aerospace engineers and to the science, technology, and mathematics principles associated with flight.

Contributor Notes

Lyn English is a professor of mathematics education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her interests include data modeling, engineering education, statistical reasoning, problem solving, and problem posing.

Donna King is a senior lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. She enjoys teaching science education to preservice teachers. One of her research interests is engaging elementary school students in STEM education. Peter Hudson is an associate professor at Queensland University of Technology and a lecturer in primary science education and research methodology coursework. Les Dawes is an associate professor at Queensland University of Technology in the Science and Engineering department. He is passionate about engineering education focusing on improving teaching methods to better engage learners at both secondary and tertiary levels.

Edited by Terri Kurz,, who teaches mathematics and mathematics methodology at Arizona State University, Polytechnic in Mesa

Jorge Garcia,, who teaches at California State University Channel Islands.

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