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Joe Maness is a High School Mathematics Teacher. He is writing a S.T.E.M. Lab textbook along with Dr. Holtzin.

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Bell X-1 46-063, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 10, 2015
Supersonic Superman Traveling faster than sound takes a trick that is more than just having the power (and moxie) to punch through the sound barrier. It also takes finesse and aeronautical know-how and the ability to solve problems as they come. Chuck Yeager admits that Jack Ridley is the reason for the success of the X-1, the world's first supersonic aircraft. Jack Ridley is the true hero of this faster-than-sound true story.
The mighty NF-104A, the first, and only, Aerospace Trainer aircraft., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 27, 2015
Aerospace Trainer Test pilots get to fly the best airplanes in the world. Exhibit A is the NF-104A Aerospace Trainer. This aircraft was supposed to be used to train test pilots in a near-space environment. But what if the test pilot can't hack it? This true story tells not only what happens when a test pilot crashes his airplane, but how he also gets away with it, altering the very reason for the NF-104A to exist in the first place!
High stakes testing: is there a better way? Of course there is!, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 2, 2015
Testing, Testing. Testing, 1-2-3... Standardized tests are supposed to assess the aptitude of every student in the US. But by all objective measurements, these tests themselves have failed. Does there exist a battery of tests that can do a proper assessment while not costing the taxpayer millions of dollars each year? We believe that the answer is yes, which is to say, we have discovered a solution to high-stakes testing that is both realistic and affordable!
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 22, 2015
Let's Finnish Education The US better wake up and smell the education that's brewing in other places across the globe. Can we learn from THEIR successes? A better question is: can we learn from OUR mistakes?
Projected Percent Increases in S.T.E.M. Jobs, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 10, 2015
S.T.E.M. Education For the 21st Century and Beyond Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) opportunities are growing fast. S.T.E.M. education, however, is not. Is there a way to impress new life into this important field of education? And is there a way to provide it for ALL students, regardless of their socioeconomic status?