What is the difference between a Problem and a Project? While it is difficult to draw a definitive line that separates one from the other, the attributes of each and their differences as I see them are: Problems Require less student time to complete (usually less than an hour) Focus on a single task, with fewer…… Continue reading Projects vs Problems in Math Class
Tag: Project Based Learning
Linear Equation Activity Ideas
Types of questions or activities that can be used to help students practice modeling linear situations, or assess their understanding of linear models.
“Hidden” Learning Objectives for a Linear Equations Problem or Project
A list of “hidden” learning objectives for teachers to choose among when developing a linear equations problem or project.
Scheduling for Curricular Depth and Challenge
An idea for scheduling changes that could make it easier to add greater depth to curriculum. By offering a series of “challenges” to students in a planned way, can we keep the work load sane while improving student outcomes?
Integrating Mathematics With Other Subjects
Mathematics does not need to be taught in isolation, but can be taught in conjunction with other subjects. What might such an approach look like?
Eight Attributes of Effective Activities, Problems, or Projects
A continuum of activity types are used in classrooms around the world. They range in duration from long (weeks or months) to short (seconds or minutes), from “projects” to “problems”. There are differing styles of activities, ranging from context-rich to almost context-free. There are also differing roles for activities in a curriculum: they can serve as…… Continue reading Eight Attributes of Effective Activities, Problems, or Projects