Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom


Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom



An overview of the process of creating project-based processes for your classroom with excerpts from the book series Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom.

Course Content

    • Chris and Telannia Welcome You to the Course

    • Overview, Expectations, and Journal

    • Why PBL explained?

    • Why PBL and Why PBL in a Math Classroom?

    • Overview of This Module

    • Components That Lead to an Inquiry Based Classroom

    • Selecting Standards That Will Work

    • A Discussion about Tasks and PBL

    • Thinking and Planning Needed to Create an Inquiry Task

    • Additional Thinking and Planning Needed to Create a Full PBL Unit

    • Review Your Plans

    • Course Rating (For Impact) And Feedback Form

  • Meet the course producers

    Chris Fancher

    Chris Fancher is an education consultant and former math and IB Design teacher from Round Rock, TX. He has taught every math course, from pre-algebra to calculus, as well as IB MYP Design and IB MYP Math (Year 5) in more than 25 years of public education.

    Telannia Norfar

    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 since 2005. She has served as department chair and team lead for the 9th grade academy. She has used project-based learning as a core strategy in her classroom since she started teaching.


    Learn about Constructivism as well as the views of the Mid-Continent Research for Learning (McREL) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM).

    Learn how to look at your content standards to determine which standards will be best for planning a pbl project or task.

    Experience how the course facilitators think through the project planning process.

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