Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Nailed It! - Section 3: Closing & Review


When I consider project based learning, I do so because I know so many standards will be covered at one time in an engaging way. 

When I review the video and photos of this lesson, and the others involved in this project, I am reminded by the intensity of concentration and the smiles of the students, that this is all for them. Yes, the standards are covered, but this is their real world and they are excited to be problem solvers in it.  

This type of thinking is what our future needs.  We, as educators, are charged with being a part of a team that "grows" thinkers, group problem solvers, and questioners. 

Check out this unit…here is our future!

  Problem-based Approaches: Project Based Learning
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Nailed It!

Unit 11: Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry
Lesson 8 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to apply measuring and perimeter knowledge to solve a real life problem of building a bat house using only 28 nails.

Big Idea: Students deserve and need opportunities to use their knowledge applied to a real life situation that means something to them. This unit, and this lesson, requires students to apply many of this school year's skills.

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Math, Measurement, Geometry, Measurement and Methods, problem solving, fractional parts, interval, division, real life situations, Rich Task, shapes
  55 minutes
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