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Math PBL Resources

Resources, ideas and websites that will help with planning PBL units of study
Project Based Learning - Buck Institute
Complete resources for PBL, K-14: publications, online tools, professional development, and research. Website resources include 'how-to' videos and example projects, a Do-It-Yourself project planning tutorial, links to online project libraries, useful downloads of project planning and management forms, and a forum for posting questions to experts and fellow practitioners.
MATHEMATICS - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com
A video sent in by one of many students who entered our contest from a Project Lead the Way school. In early September, Science Times published a special back-to-school edition about teaching and learning in the STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and math - and we joined in by announcing a student contest for the best answers to the question, What Memorable Experiences Have You Had in Learning Science or Math?
Emergent math
Teaching math is difficult. Teaching math in an interesting, engaging, and effective manner is even more difficult. This blog is dedicated to brainstorming interesting and dynamic math problems and projects. While this blog isn’t specifically dedicated to Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL) models of instruction, the facilitator of the blog is employed by the New Technology Network of Schools as a Math Coach and hopes to be of service to NT Math teachers. Still, good instruction and interesting teaching isn’t confined to PBL and all are welcome at the table.
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PBL activities for high school math - Resources - Share My Lesson
Here are some great activities I have found from one sight. Please talk about them with other department members teaching that course.
PBL Pathways - Math Project Index
PBL Pathways - Math Project Index
CIMS - Industrial Mathematics Project for High School Students - Projects

The WPI Industrial Mathematics Project for High School Students developed over twenty industrial mathematics projects for high school students.

TED Ed - Math in Real Life

You can search YouTube for a video to build a lesson around. This video will be the centerpiece of your lesson.

MathMatters: Project Libraries

IU Education - The PBL Academy

Real World Math - Project Based Learning

Project-Based Learning activities offer a different approach to learning in scope and depth. PBL lessons are intended to build upon your previous knowledge and offer a unique opportunity to utilize...

Mathematical Moments from the AMS

Mathematical Moments are 8.5" x 11" pdfs, available on many different topics in science, nature,technology, and human culture. Some have been translated into other languages, and some feature podcast interviews withexperts in the field. Use the pulldown lists below to select the Mathematical Moment you're looking for.

Intel Math PBL Resources

Mathematics Choreographing Math : How can we communicate through movement? Grade: 8-10, Mathematics Students get out of their seats and move to music while learning about mathematical functions. They explore linear equations using a graphing calculator and choreograph dance moves to communicate these concepts. Energy Innovations : What is a quality life?

NASA - Exploring Space Through Math

NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, subscribe to blogs, RSS feeds and podcasts, watch NASA TV live, or simply read about our mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.

Annenberg Learner - PBL Lesson Plans

Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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    For the past 13 years, Ron has worked at the Kent Intermediate School District and Kent Career Technical Center both teaching in the classroom and supporting educator professional development.

    Ron also is an adjunct professor in the teacher education programs at Aquinas College and Cornerstone University, where he teaches both pre-service and graduate courses.

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