Problem Solving by Design

by: Brenda M. Capobianco and Nancy Tyrie

In a unique school—university partnership, methods students collaborated with fifth graders to use the engineering design process to build their problem-solving skills. By placing the problem in the context of a client having particular needs, the problem took on a real-world appeal that students found intriguing and inviting.


Elementary School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2009Stock # sc09_047_02_38Volume 047Issue 02

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