Duke shares her tips for using the strengths of project-based instruction to teach informational text. This helped fuel the argument several colleagues and I had been making for greater attention to informational text in elementary education. However, in the rush to implement more informational text in the classroom, a lot of instructional mistakes and misconceptions are happening, including teachers handing students difficult books on topics that may or may not be of interest to them and requiring students to write essays without authentic purposes.
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I am looking for on line 5th to 6th grade level on line fraction projects. I found a great lesson on next lesson choose any amusement park to visit and calculate the cost and then they made a power point on the site and then sent it to mebut my students have completed that project.
Lianne 2 years ago These links are excellent.
I think they would be very useful starting points for brainstorming different hands on learning activities with a math focus.
I would love to know more about project-based learning and this is a great step in that direction. If anyone has any other math related sites for project-based learning please send a link.
Sarah 2 years ago I second Penny's suggestion. I have used the Math Projects from k-5mathteachingresources.
Students love them and have produced some wonderful projects. Lots to choose from and each one comes with a rubric!
It is a scalable project for a variety of grade levels in which students gather information about students in their school, submit it to a website, then analyze and compare it to students from other schools, nationwide or worldwide.
You can design limits such as how many students are surveyed, and the extent to which the data will be analyzed.The Power of Project Learning It is project-based learning, and the answer is yes, and no. Project-based learning can be traced back to John Dewey and it has come and gone since the early 20th century.
This project not only outstripped the teacher’s demands, but the success of the final project even surprised the student, he adds. Complete Guide to Project-Based Learning. This site discusses the commonalities between project-based and problem based learning, while highlighting and explaining the benefits of each approach.
this illustration shows how the assignment moves from the teacher’s design into the student’s control and the final assessment steps. That’s why we have incorporated Project Based Learning (PBL) into all our grade levels, using some of the resources provided by the Buck Institute of Education and the New Tech Network, organizations that help provide training for schools that implement Project Based Learning.
PBL classrooms teach the same information that traditional.
When the project is underway, students get frequent check-ins on progress. Presenting work is a big part of project-based learning, so a lot of time is spent on how the final project will be showcased. After the project, the kids reflect on what worked and what didn’t.
They talk about how it could be better next time. The project-based learning approach creates a "constructivist" learning environment in which students construct their own knowledge.
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Whereas in the "old school" model the teacher was the task master -- in the "new school" model the teacher becomes the facilitator. If you've developed your own project-based learning lesson plans, you know that math project plans can be an octopus-like undertaking incorporating state or Common Core standards and possibly coordinating with other teachers—all within the class schedule.