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Problem-based Learning

Student-centered teaching method in which students learn about a subject through solving an open-ended problem presented in trigger material.

Math Modeling Contest

Oct 01, 2019


Contest Applying Math to Modeling and Problems Solving

COMAP’s High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) is an international contest designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to work as team members to engage in and improve their modeling, problem solving, and writing skills.

Samsung is giving away up to $3 million in prizes and selecting more winners than ever before.

Oct 01, 2019

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STEM Team Challenges

Sep 05, 2019


STEAM-based Challenges Fostering Creativity

Destination Imagination’s open-ended STEAM-based Challenges enable students to learn and experience the creative process while fostering their creativity, curiosity, and courage. Destination Imagination is open to all kindergarten through university-level students worldwide. Students form teams of up to seven members, select their preferred Challenge, and work together to develop a solution to the Challenge.

STEM Rube Goldberg

Jun 17, 2019


Competition Celebrating Rube Goldberg’s Legacy

Rube Goldberg, Inc. develops curricula designed to bring laughter and invention together in STEM- and STEAM-friendly activities. A Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption that accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated—and funniest—way possible.

architecture competitions

Jun 03, 2019


Challenges for Building Design Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

Students, teachers, and mentors come together to design solutions for real-world challenges at DiscoverDesign, an online platform supported by the Chicago Architecture Center. On the platform, students can practice the design process, demonstrate their design skills, develop a portfolio of work, earn badges, and get feedback.


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