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Eckert and Mauchly: Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer (ENIAC), 1949

For K-12 Teachers

Eckert and Mauchly and the National Science Education Standards

At all grade levels, the National Science Education Standards call for students to develop abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry and their understandings about scientific inquiry. Likewise, students at all grade levels should develop their understanding of science as a human endeavor.

The Eckert and Mauchly project captures two people's process of inquiry as a case study for student reflection. Student exploration of the resources presented here, particularly at the high school level, can support standards-based learning. The project also offers a useful historical perspective on the scientific process.

The content of the Eckert and Mauchly project is advanced for younger grade levels, but teachers of all grades may find the material useful for their own science content background.

Eckert and Mauchly and the Principles & Standards for School Mathematics

At all grade levels, the Standards for School Mathematics call for students to understand, visualize, and analyze mathematical relationships.

The standards also call for students to experience a broad spectrum of careers and/or circumstances in which people use mathematics. The story of Eckert and Mauchly offers one vivid portrait.