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  • Date: 03/28/2016
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    Although there is a growing body of research on mathematics in informal learning environments (Pattison, Rubin, & Wright, 2016; Rubin, Garibay, & Pattison, 2016), less has been done to understand how math can be integrated into other informal STEM education settings or topics, and how this integration might engage those who do not already ... »
  • Date: 03/28/2016
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    Making, tinkering, and other informal design and engineering experiences offer rich opportunities to engage children and adults in mathematics and build mathematical skills, knowledge, and interests. But how can educators successfully integrate mathematics into these experiences? One approach to answering this question is to better understand how ... »
  • Date: 03/06/2016
    Resource Category!: Literature Review
    Research on mathematical reasoning and learning has long been a central part of the classroom and formal education literature (e.g., National Research Council, 2001, 2005). However, much less attention has been paid to how children and adults engage with and learn about math outside of school, including everyday settings and designed informal ... »
  • Date: 10/19/2014
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    This is a handout from the session "Making Space for Innovation: Sampling of Making and Tinkering" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. The session provided an overview of different makerspaces and tinkering programs, including the goals, opportunities, and challenges of the making movement. ... »
  • Date: 10/19/2014
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    This is a handout from the session "Dream, Design, Fab! Engaging Youth With Digital Fabrication" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. The session described the Fab Lab program at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. ... »
  • Date: 07/21/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    This report provides a brief summary of a research meeting on making and makerspaces organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center. The meeting took place July 21st and 22nd, 2014 at The Children’s Museum. Motivated by a resurgence of interest in DIY (do-­it-­yourself) ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    This report from the 2013 Maker Impact Summit proposes ways in which the future economic and social landscape will be shaped by the Maker Movement. ... »