Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom : Grades K-2 book cover
1st Edition

Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom
Grades K-2

ISBN 9781646322114
Published March 15, 2022 by Routledge
166 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Telannia Norfar is a mathematics teacher at a public high school in Oklahoma City, OK. She has taught all high school courses including AP Calculus AB for over 15 years. As a former journalist and account manager, Telannia found Project-Based Learning a viable method for teaching worthy mathematical concepts.

Chris Fancher is a retired public school math and engineering teacher living in Round Rock, TX. He has taught every math course, from pre-algebra to calculus, in more than 20 years of public education as well as being a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering teacher and an instructional coach for Project-Based Learning.