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High Performance Math

Abstract: This paper is co-authored by Wendy Zinn and Craig Reisgen. This paper is included in the Proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference

HiPerMath is a program developed to teach California Content and Occupational Educational Standards –in math and science through hands on automotive engine dismantling and assembling, virtual drag racing and math competitions. There are lesson plans for over 70 standards (more to come) with the availability of custom lesson plans available to meet the needs of any student group.

HiPerMath is an innovative teaching design using virtual online models of racing cars getting students to use math applications in competitive solutions to maximize the design and operation of these virtual vehicles. Through the use of virtual and hands-on devices students design engines (bore, stroke, compression), fuel/air mixtures (carburetors), transmissions (gear and power ratios), tires and wheels (power and speed), body design (air drag and slip) and many other automotive functions using equations and problems based at their level of learning algebra, geometry, trigonometry, through to calculus. Projects are multi-dimensional allowing classes to integrate science, engineering, mathematics, and automotive design.

Keywords: STEM - Conference Proceedings - Math - K-12 Outreach

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