Analytical Integrated Mathematics<br />Engineering Math<br />Waco ISD<br />
“We want people who can work with their heads and their hands.” –Bob Ludlum, Ludlum Instruments, Sweetwater, TX<br />
Why AIM ?<br />In Texas, approximately 50% of community college freshman and 22% of university freshman require remedial c...
Why AIM ?<br />   In Texas, four years of high school math will be required for graduation in order to help ensure that st...
Why AIM?<br />The 4th year of math should be focused on learning that helps students acquire skills needed for successful ...
AIM Development<br />Waco ISD<br />TSTC Waco<br />Baylor University<br />Gear-Up Waco<br />Center for Astrophysics Space P...
AIM Design<br />AIM is both relevant and rigorous.<br />AIM is relevant because students can see how math applies as they ...
AIM Content<br /><ul><li>Basic hydraulic concepts
Design of structures
Surveying applications
Design processes
Electrical measurements
Principles of pneumatic pressure and flow
Manufacturing processes
Materials engineering
 Mechanical drives
 Plastics technology
 Process control systems
 Quality assurance
 Robotics and computer</li></ul>   programming<br /><ul><li>Thermal systems</li></li></ul><li>AIM Delivery<br />AIM is tau...
New Math Course<br />AIM has been approved as Engineering Math which will serve for the fourth year of math that starts wi...
“Just because a course is academic, don’t assume it’s rigorous. <br />Just because a course is CTE,<br />don’t assume it’s...
Teacher Certification<br />
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10-10-05_03 Donna McKethan: AIM

  1. 1. Analytical Integrated Mathematics<br />Engineering Math<br />Waco ISD<br />
  2. 2. “We want people who can work with their heads and their hands.” –Bob Ludlum, Ludlum Instruments, Sweetwater, TX<br />
  3. 3. Why AIM ?<br />In Texas, approximately 50% of community college freshman and 22% of university freshman require remedial courses in spite of having passed the state-mandated TAKS<br />
  4. 4. Why AIM ?<br /> In Texas, four years of high school math will be required for graduation in order to help ensure that students are prepared for post-secondary education.<br />
  5. 5. Why AIM?<br />The 4th year of math should be focused on learning that helps students acquire skills needed for successful careers while they achieve college readiness standards.<br />.<br />
  6. 6. AIM Development<br />Waco ISD<br />TSTC Waco<br />Baylor University<br />Gear-Up Waco<br />Center for Astrophysics Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER)<br />DaVinci Minds<br />Intelitek<br />LearnMate<br />
  7. 7. AIM Design<br />AIM is both relevant and rigorous.<br />AIM is relevant because students can see how math applies as they build robots to meet challenges. AIM is relevant because it can lead to high-tech jobs. <br />AIM is specifically designed with the rigor associated with pre-calculus or statistics classes.  Exploratory learning is combined with Accuplacer-like weekly tests that demand mastery of the content. <br />
  8. 8. AIM Content<br /><ul><li>Basic hydraulic concepts
  9. 9. Design of structures
  10. 10. Surveying applications
  11. 11. Design processes
  12. 12. Electrical measurements
  13. 13. Principles of pneumatic pressure and flow
  14. 14. Manufacturing processes
  15. 15. Materials engineering
  16. 16. Mechanical drives
  17. 17. Plastics technology
  18. 18. Process control systems
  19. 19. Quality assurance
  20. 20. Robotics and computer</li></ul> programming<br /><ul><li>Thermal systems</li></li></ul><li>AIM Delivery<br />AIM is taught through exploratory learning, using robots, CAD, and process design software.<br />
  21. 21. New Math Course<br />AIM has been approved as Engineering Math which will serve for the fourth year of math that starts with the 2011 graduating class<br />
  22. 22. “Just because a course is academic, don’t assume it’s rigorous. <br />Just because a course is CTE,<br />don’t assume it’s not.”<br />- Robert Scott, <br />Commissioner of Education<br />
  23. 23. Teacher Certification<br />
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  41. 41. Pride<br />Success<br />Self confidence<br />Team work<br />Determination<br />… FUN !<br />
  42. 42. texasaim.com<br />
  43. 43. Questions???<br />Donna McKethan<br />Director of CTE and Counseling<br />Waco ISD<br />254 755 9574<br />dmckethan@wacoisd.org<br />254 755 9674<br />

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