Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom: Grades K–2 explains how to keep inquiry at the heart of mathematics teaching in the elementary grades. Helping teachers integrate other subjects into the math classroom, this book outlines in-depth tasks, projects and routines to support Project-Based Learning (PBL). Featuring helpful tips for creating PBL units, alongside models and strategies that can be implemented immediately, Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom: Grades K–2 understands that teaching in a project-based environment means using great teaching practices. The authors impart strategies that assist teachers in planning standards-based lessons, encouraging wonder and curiosity, providing a safe environment where mistakes can occur, and giving students opportunities for revision and reflection.
1. Introduction 2. How to Use This Book 3. Section I: Understanding Project-Based Learning in a Math Classroom 4. Mathematics and PBL–The Perfect Match 5. Experiencing PBL: A Professional Learning Simulation 6. Section II: Designing Inquiry-Based Tasks and PBL Units 7. Creating an Inquiry-Based Task or PBL Unit 8. Math and Literary: Two Sides of the Same Coin 9. Key Teaching Strategies for PBL 10. Section III: Inquiry-Based Tasks and PBL Unit Examples 11. Complete PBL Unit Example 12. Inquiry-Based Task Examples 13. PBL Unit Examples 14. Appendix: Experiencing PBL Handouts 15. Appendix: Complete PBL Unit Example Handouts 16. About the Authors