An analysis of teacher testimony, samples of student work, direct observations, and videotape data supported the underlying premise of the curriculum. More specifically, the study of mathematics can be enriched with contextual units of instruction that employ hands-on learning activities that require students to apply a variety of math concepts and skills while following an engineering design process to solve problems. The collection and analysis of their data during engineering design activities helped math students develop and demonstrate algebraic thinking skills.



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