Shaping the Future with STEM Instruction: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Shaping the Future with STEM Instruction: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

by Dennis Adams, Mary Hamm


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This book builds on an interdisciplinary approach that combines two or more of the STEM subjects. The goal is to help students see the relationship among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Useful ideas, activities, and lesson plans are part of the package.

It is up to the teachers to encourage students to apply STEM knowledge to interesting real-world problems. Motivating ideas and activities are presented in this book. Teacher/student friendly suggestions build on collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.

Creating a STEM culture in the classroom can help students learn the qualities that must be cultivated in a technology-intensive world. Innovations that radiate from the STEM subjects are driven by intellectual curiosity and the ability to act on beliefs.

The future is something we can and should influence. Understanding of the STEM subjects is key to making a positive difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475856729
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/15/2020
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dennis Adams, former Fulbright Scholar, has taught at the elementary school level. In higher education, he has taught at the University of Minnesota, University of Maine, and McGill University in Montreal. He did graduate work at Harvard University and has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of more than 30 books and more than 100 journal articles on various educational topics.

Mary Hamm has taught at Ohio State University and the University of Colorado. More recently, she has been teaching at San Francisco State University. She has worked on both math and science standards and has published more than a dozen books and eighty journal articles on these subjects.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Basic STEM Concepts: Providing Collaborative Avenues to Understanding Chapter 2: STEM Instruction Chapter 3: Science and Mathematics: The Power of Inquiry and Problem Solving Chapter 4: Technology and Engineering Chapter 5: Past, Present, and Future About the Author

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