In order to prepare for and provide our students with authentic, real-world application of mathematics during the 2017 – 2018 school year we are developing end-of-unit projects.
- Determine time span for unit and # of instructional days allotted
- Determine and unpack the standards being taught. Review North Carolina Unpacked to gain a better understanding of the standards.
- Determine and adjust the “I Can…” statements for the standards in the unit.
- Determine prerequisite skills needed for success in this unit of study
- Discuss formative assessment ideas
- Discuss ways to address prerequisite skills during unit of study
- Brainstorm project ideas. Can students create a game, a multimedia experience, do a community based project, build something, etc.? Think about things that are relevant to students lives.
- Write in lesson focus/objectives and make note/discuss when opportunities will arise to discuss or highlight how to do certain things related to the project.
- Complete the rest of the plan.
- Gather materials, make related “tracking sheets” for students, etc.
- Visual Pacing 2017 – 2018 (Grades 6 – 8)
- Project Template and Sample
- Grade 6: Thematic Unit #1
- Grade 6: Thematic Unit #2
- Grade 7: Thematic Unit #1
- Grade 7: Thematic Unit #8
- CCSS Revised 2017 NYS Standards
- Pre/Post Math Planning Document
- North Carolina Unpacked: Gr. 5, Gr. 6, Gr. 7, Gr. 8
- Places for Standards Based Tasks:
- Places for Real-World Application of Mathematical Ideas
- Online Multimedia Tools
Math Project Based Learning Resource Websites
- About Project Based Learning
- Pick a Project/PBLU.org/ Making Projects
- 3-Project Search-PBL/BIE
- Project/PBL- Trumbull County ESC
- The PBL Super Highway
- Middle School Math PBL
- PBL: Inspiring M.S. Students to Engage in Deep and Active Learning
- PBL & Common Core Resource Round-UP
- 154 best images about PBL on Pinterest
- 7th Grade Project Based Lessons
- PBL 6th Grade Math Examples
- 21st Century Educational Technology & Learning