# Problem-Based Learning in Mathematics

From KNILT

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** Introduction:**

Welcome to Problem-Based Learning in Mathematics! In this course, you will explore the ins and outs of problem-based learning in the math classroom and, hopefully, become inspired to design a lesson of your own.

**Course Objectives**:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

- 1. Identify the features of problem-based lessons and describe how these lessons benefit student learning.

- 2. Derive strategies to overcome potential challenges associated with problem-based learning environments.

- 3. Evaluate problem-based lessons and choose various aspects from each that suit your classroom culture and teaching styles.

- 4. Given a bank of challenging, age-appropriate problems, design problem-based lessons that fit into your curriculum.

- 5. Develop appropriate and effective formative and summative assessments for problem-based learning lessons.

## Lesson #1: Features of Problem-Based Learning

**Objectives:**
Participants will...

- Define problem-based learning and identify its features.
- Describe the impact of problem-based learning on student achievement.
- Identify potential challenges associated with problem-based learning.
- Explore strategies to overcome challenges.

## Lesson #2: Implementation Strategies

**Objectives:**
Participants will...

- Identify the steps necessary to foster an effective problem-based learning environment.
- Describe the stages of a problem-based lesson.
- Evaluate problem-based lessons.
- Choose various aspects from sample lessons that suit their classroom culture and teaching styles.

## Lesson #3: Assessments & Feedback

**Objective:** Participants will...

- Describe appropriate and effective formative and summative assessment strategies for problem-based learning lessons.