Resources for STEM in the Classroom
1) STEM Education by Design
An accessible text that assumes no prior knowledge, this book is grounded in the realization that “STEM” and “STEM Education” have not yet evolved into fully coherent fields of study.
This book demonstrates how STEM can and should be understood as more than a collection of disciplines; it is a transdisciplinary, possibility-rich domain that is much more than the sum of its parts. Building on the actual work of scientists, engineers, and other professionals, the authors disrupt preconceptions about STEM domains, and provide the tools and evidence-based approaches to create new possibilities for all learners.
The founders of Mathigon call it the “Textbook of the Future”.
Mathigon is a collection of interactive, accessible and engaging mathematics resources.
From the Mathigon website:
“Everything in our world follows mathematical laws: from the motion of stars and galaxies to the transmission of phone signals, bus timetables, weather prediction and online banking. Mathematics lets us describe and explain all of these examples, and can reveal profound truths about their underlying patterns.”
Please visit: mathigon.org
3) SNAP Math Fair
From the SNAP Foundation’s website:
Are you interested in inspiring your students in Mathematics? Become better problem solvers to think outside the box? How about sharing with them some wonderful and fun recreational mathematics problems?
SNAP Math Fairs will do just that!
A SNAP math fair differs from a coventional science fair.
This website describes how it works, explains how to organize a SNAP math fair, and provides resources and contacts to help you get started.
Please visit: mathfair.com