Problem-Based Learning Gains Momentum in Math Classes

Posted Mar 05, 2020

With the growing popularity of applied mathematics and engineering, middle school and high school teachers are turning toward Project-Based Learning (PBL) to engage students in authentic mathematical tasks. Unfortunately, without careful preparation and forethought, students may not make the meaningful connections that educators assume occur simply because of the nature of the work. To help middle grades and secondary math teachers create lessons that are engaging, relevant and purposeful, Suzie Boss of eduTopia shares five tips for a smooth on-ramp to the PBL framework, including the differentiation between tasks and projects.  See for more information.

Educational Mathematics Graduate Director Jeff Smith