Authors: Rafael S. Gutierrez, Sergio Flores, Fernando Tovia, Olga Valerio, Mariano Olmos
Many engineering students have difficulties to resolve real life problems through a traditional instruction. Most of them do not apply the fundamental science-math knowledge to construct a functional understanding. A mathematical modeling learning approach named Axiomatic Design represents a didactical alternative to achieve not only the scientific skills but also the ability toward the design, creativity and innovation of engineering processes based on an adaptive expertise for learning using mathematics and physics principles. We present an axiomatic design application in the context of a block stacking situation and the corresponding learning outcomes.