Using spatial reasoning for creative design: Merging engineering and mathematics practices

D. Craig Schroeder, Carl W. Lee, Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder

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With the adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards, teachers are being called upon now more than ever before to regularly utilize and incorporate mathematics, science, and engineering practices in order to deepen students' understanding of the content they are learning, make broader connections to the STEM disciplines, and to ultimately help to strengthen the STEM pipeline. This chapter describes how teachers can use SketchUp as a tool to implement the practices through creative design into their own classrooms. The premise and basics of SketchUp are shared as well as a rich creative design project that develops spatial reasoning in middle grades students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781466682061
StatePublished - Mar 31 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (all)
  • Arts and Humanities (all)


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