US Academic Crisis
The US has fallen far behind its peers in STEM education
Currently the United States ranks 25th in math and 17th in science behind most of the other developed nations. On average only 26% of elementary, middle, and high school students are proficient at their grade level in mathematics. Only 16% of American high school seniors are interested in STEM careers and are sufficiently proficient in mathematics to do so (1).
Science and Technology are an increasing part of the economy and everyday life. The fact that the US has fallen so far behind other countries in STEM education has led many experts to predict serious economic consequences in the coming years.
MRL addresses these problems by providing a new way for students to learn STEM concepts while having fun with their peers.
MRL can improve students understanding of STEM concepts and contribute to the transformation of the traditional STEM education process towards hands-on project based learning.
Young people learn by doing, inventing, and being challenged. The best way to learn is by being compelled by curiosity while having fun. MRL promotes a new paradigm of STEM learning by fostering 21st century skills such as designing, intuitive thinking, authentic problem solving, creativity, collaboration, and communication.