WIN Math is a career-based, middle and high school mathematics capstone solution aligned to Common Core State Standards and local state objectives. With personalized instruction through a project-based framework, learners apply concepts tied to real-life scenarios in the context of relevant career opportunities. WIN Math is an on-grade level and intervention math solution with Capstone Projects linked to 16 Career Clusters.
WIN Math focuses on thinking critically through capstone projects and teaches more than just math problems. Each Capstone Project introduces a specific occupation and provides role-playing and practice of relevant math skills in the context of the occupation. Teacher guides provide detailed lesson plans, the standards covered in each Capstone, and printable materials needed for students to complete the Capstone Mission (off-line group work). The group work provides an important opportunity for collaboration while reinforcing math skills and is needed to complete the online Final Report. Capstone Projects highlight an occupation, discuss the student’s mission, and prepare students for submitting a final report online.
Teachers can request, through the WIN Math courseware, to have a professional (industry expert) in a specific occupation hold a virtual meeting with students to explain what they do and how their occupation relates to the math the students are learning Industry professionals can also provide feedback on learners' work related to a Capstone or provide a demonstration of how they use the same math in their work. There is no limit to how many virtual sessions can be set-up. Thousands of archived sessions are also available in an online catalog.
Do you like to solve problems and figure out how things work? Do you like to think about how you could make something cost less, work better, or be safer? If you like the idea of designing some sort of machine, having it made, and then testing it to see how it performs, mechanical engineering may be a good occupation for you.
Mechanical engineers design all sorts of contraptions that move, perform tasks, and help make the world a better place. They help create everything from tiny parts (like a nozzle on your printer) to complex machines (like robots, cars, and the equipment in factories). Mechanical engineers often design something new in an effort to solve a problem or make something more useful.
In this project, you will work in a group to redesign a bicycle. You will choose a design goal, such as making a faster bike, a bike that is better for tricks, or a bike that is more comfortable to ride. The first bicycle was invented in 1817, and believe it or not, it didn’t even have pedals. Thanks to the efforts of mechanical engineers, bicycles have changed a lot since then. Let’s see what your team can do to take a generic bike and make it into something special!