Assabet Valley's Pre-Engineering programmakes math and science relevant for students. By engaging in hands-on, real world projects, students understand how the skills they are learning in the classroom can be applied in everyday life. This approach is called activities-based learning and problem-based learning. Project-based learning is a comprehensive approach to instruction that presents a project or relevant activity that enables students to synthesize knowledge and individually resolve problems in a curricular content. Problem-based learning is both a curriculum organizer and an instructional strategy that presents a problem that is relevant and related to the context where students are the stakeholders.
The program finished the re-certification process with WPI. The program passed and remains a PLTW certified program.
Pumpkin Chunkin 2013
Big Blue had three successful throws. The longest being a machine record of 826 feet. The team finished in 4th this year, and we look forward to next year's competition.