**1. Immersion in a Virtual World**

Students take on the identity of a space explorer in a virtual space environment, and then solve a series of math challenges designed to build students’ confidence in solving complex math problems.

**2. Vicarious Modeling**

Students watch video interviews of real-life math and science professionals, and then watch computerized versions of these professionals model effective problem-solving strategies within an authentic context.

**3. Connections to Real World**

Students watch an engaging video about how the concepts they learn in mathematics are used on a daily basis by a diverse set of math and science professionals. This is intended to introduce students to exciting math and science jobs they may never have thought of.

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