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MATHEMATICS APPLICATION IN 16TH CENTURY STEM* JOBS

*Science, Tecnology, Engineering, Mathematics
The Measurers - XVI Century
School curriculum on K-9 grade is based in teaching and applying Mathematics that were meant to be used on activities of the sixteenth century.
"Math students were constructing congruent triangles to investigate the SSS and SAS Triangle Congruence Postulates. Using the Bullseye straightedge/compass/rule/protractor all in one tool, they copied segments and angles without having to measure actual lengths or angles."
Today's schools concentrate their efforts in teaching math with Euclidian axioms and propositions not considering this type of knowledge is useless to modern times problem-solving. They perpetuate the use of old technology increasing the technological gap between our school systems and high-tech industry.
Math is very important for trading: goods must be carefully measured,weighed and counted, not to mention money exchange. International comparisions indicate that Mexican students are specially week at solving problems involving measurements (Metrology).
SIXTEENTH CENTURY DEFINITIONS,AXIOMS AND POSTULATES IN THE XXI CENTURY CLASSROOM
With the mathematics we teach our middle school students TODAY they can only solve 16th century problems
In Mexico, students are given math textbooks with examples and problems that can only be relevant to sixteenth century STEM jobs
Mexican students don't like math because they don't see how they can use it in real life. (Testimonies)
  • I hate math
  • I am confused by math
  • I don't understand math
  • Where can I apply this knowledge?
  • I get bored during math class
  • I'll major in something with no math at all in college
MATHEMATICS IS FUNDAMENTAL FOR NATIONAL PROSPERITY IN THE XXI CENTURY

THE MEXICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

The Programme for International Student Assesment (PISA) evaluates the quality,equity and efficiency of school systems. The most recent study surveyed approximately 510,000 15-year-old students in 65 countries.
2003
Math
387
Level 1
Reading
422
Level 2
Science
422
Level 2
2006
Math
385
Level 1
Reading
400
Level 1
Science
405
Level 1
2009
Math
406
Level 1
Reading
410
Level 1
Science
410
Level 1
2012
Math
413
Level 1
Reading
424
Level 2
Science
415
Level 1
At Level 1, students have such a limited scientific knowledge that can be applied to only a few situations they know. Obvious scientific explanations are given and are based on explicit evidence.
...How other countries did in 2012?
MATHREADINGSCIENCE
Shangai, China
613
Shangai, China
570
Shangai, China
580
Singapore
573
Hong Kong, China
545
Hong Kong, China
555
Hong Kong, China
561
Singapore
542
Singapore
551
Source:OCDE
EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN MEXICO
98%ENTERelementary school
62%FINISHmiddle school
46%STARThigh school
25%FINISHhigh school
13%FINISHuniversity school
LESS THAN 3% GRADUATES ARE ENGINEERS

MATHEMATICS APPLICATION IN 21st CENTURY STEM JOBS

*Science, Tecnology, Engineering, Mathematics
STEM Jobs - XXI Century
The growing demand across all industries for new products and innovation is fueling demand for STEM talent. School curriculum on grades K-12 needs to be updated to meet these demands and help develop the skills required by the 21st Century STEM Jobs.
MetroMatematicas student investigating congruents triangles postulates.
"Math students were constructing congruent triangles to investigate the SSS and SAS Triangle Congruence Postulates. Using the Bullseye straightedge/compass/rule/protractor all in one tool, they copied segments and angles without having to measure actual lengths or angles."
Some of the areas that need to be updated/included in the curriculum:
  • Algebra
  • Scientific Method
  • 3D Printing
  • Mathematical Software
  • Geometry & Calculus (geometry + high precision mathematical instruments)
  • High accuracy and high precision mathematical instruments
  • Metric systems (micrometers,coordinate measuring machines,calipers,etc.)
  • Probability and Statistics using high precision mathematical instruments
Math is very important for trading: goods must be carefully measured,weighed and counted, not to mention money exchange. International comparisions indicate that Mexican students are specially week at solving problems involving measurements (Metrology).
MetroMatematicas Laboratories helping our students develop the skills they need to complete on a global playfield.
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
Metromatematicas Lab in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Middle School Metromatematicas Students
Students learn math in real life using high accuracy mathematical instruments not in a classroom with only a blackboard
Students apply math in advanced manufacturing through CNC MACHINING
Students can apply trigonometry, geometry and algebra through 3D Printing and 2D Laser Cutting
Metromatematicas students learn to apply probability and statistics for real world problem solving