Middle School
Math

Making Math Matter Through Active Learning

Tap middle and high school students' natural drive to solve problems with real career examples of math in action also known as Project-Based learning (PBL). This collection features free resources to address math engagement and relevancy challenges among students. It also includes supporting research on the impact of active learning and real-world problem solving for disengaged students.
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Making Math Matter Through Active Learning
  • The 114th Partnership, Inc. says:
    The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) helps teachers prepare students for successful lives by showing teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. An interview with a member of BIE’s National Faculty and veteran high school math teacher, highlights the importance of utilizing Project Based Learning in math classes in this interview.
  • Spark101

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    spark101.org
    The 114th Partnership, Inc. says:
    This website offers free 10-minute classroom videos—co-developed by educators, employers, and our experts—engage students in authentic math problem solving through STEM skills video challenges. The videos are directly connected to your curriculum- and allow students to learn how real challenges are addressed in business, government, nonprofits, and academic institutions.
  • The 114th Partnership, Inc. says:
    Using Spark 101 is simple. Watch the video to learn how you and your students can use the videos and resources to bring math to life!
  • The 114th Partnership, Inc. says:
    Included here are strategies designed to support students’ active learning in a variety of contexts: lecture; tutorial/seminar; and team- or group-based learning. Whether you are using a Spark 101 video or implementing your own active learning strategy, this link provides tips and examples on how to do so.
  • The 114th Partnership, Inc. says:
    The “flipped” approach to teaching has become particularly attractive because of the availability of internet resources including audio and video on virtually any subject. This short read provides a balanced look at the pluses and minuses of the flipped classroom.
  • The 114th Partnership, Inc. says:
    From respected voices in STEM education comes an innovative lesson planning approach to help turn students into problem solvers: lesson imaging. In this approach, teachers anticipate how chosen activities will unfold in real time—what solutions, questions, and misconceptions students might have and how teachers can promote deeper reasoning. 
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BloomBoard Asks:Do you really know when and how your students will use the math you teach?