EiE Video Snippets: Engineering Habits of Mind

Children who develop engineering habits of mind . . .

apply math knowledge to problem solving.

Young engineers use math as a tool to help support theories, explain choices, and evaluate solutions to problems.

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The process of designing and testing parachutes calls on a variety of math skills.

Engineering design challenges are a great way for students to apply their math knowledge to real-world problems.

To see if your parachute is “mission ready,” calculate a “parachute packing score” based on canopy size and suspension line length.

Using math as a way to evaluate solutions and guide decision making is a hallmark of engineering.