Problem-Based Learning in Math

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This mini-course is designed to inform educators about Problem-Based Learning, PBL, with a focus on its uses in Mathematics. It is broken down into 3 units. The first is What is Problem-Based Learning?. This unit is an introduction to PBL, and covers some of the benefits and key factors for success of PBL. The second unit is Teacher & Student Roles. This unit discusses the responsibilities that each participant must fulfill, including joint responsibilities of classroom community. The last unit is Planning & Activities. This unit contains information to consider when planning your own PBL lesson or activity. Sample activities are also provided.


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  • Understand Problem-Based Learning
  • Recognize components necessary to facilitate Problem-Based Learning
  • Understand uses of Problem-Based Learning in Mathematics


Yellow Pencil.jpg Unit I: What is Problem-Based Learning?

Performance Objectives

  • Understand the basic components of Problem-Based Learning
  • Examine the Benefits of Problem-Based Learning in Mathematics
  • Examine the Key Factors for Success of Problem-Based Learning in Mathematics


Yellow Pencil.jpg Unit II: Teacher & Student Roles

Performance Objectives

  • Understand the Community Role in a Problem-Based Learning Classroom
  • Understand the Teacher's Responsibilities in a Problem-Based Learning Classroom
  • Understand the Student's Responsibilities in a Problem-Based Learning Classroom


Yellow Pencil.jpg Unit III: Planning & Activities

Performance Objectives

  • Understand the process of planning a Problem-Based activity or lesson
  • Review some sample activities and lesson ideas


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  • References & Resources
  • Links to Additional Information


Click here to begin Unit I: What is Problem-Based Learning?

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Yellow Pencil.jpgUnit I: What is Problem-Based Learning?

Yellow Pencil.jpgUnit II: Teacher & Student Roles

Yellow Pencil.jpgUnit III: Planning & Activities

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