UCCI Courses

Functional Design Through Algebra

A-G Subject: Mathmatics - Algebra
CTE Sector: Engineering and Architecture
Pathway: Engineering and Design

In this engaging, hands-on course, students will discover the power of mathematical modeling with Algebraic functions. Through a variety of Engineering Design projects, students must utilize functions to optimize the outcome of each challenge. Students will design parachutes, bungee jumps, boats, balloon rockets, a variety of water fountains, and, as a capstone project, a thermally resistant beverage container along with productproposal and pitch. Students will document calculations, graphical relationships, sketches of prototypes and final designs in an engineering notebook that includes summaries of each project and ideas for future redesigns. By building understanding of functions, graphs, equations, and algebraic relationships, students will see how mathematical understanding can verify optimal performance and design in a variety of applications.


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