Category Archives: PBL

My midyear report card

So my midyear report card results are in. As always, they’re a mixed bag. Here are a few comments directly from the kiddos. First, the good: I like the amount of time we have to explore math in the class. … Continue reading

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Factoring trinomials by first rewriting them

So back in December, I gave this problem to my students: To my surprise, it got a lot of traction with the kiddos. We spent the entire period talking about it. The idea was for them to see how rewriting a … Continue reading

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Why isn’t there more public-private collaboration?

Definitively, I can’t say much about the success of my problem-based learning this year. Mainly because I’m still trying to figure out what the heck I’m doing. Because of my ineptitude with the PBL structure I’ve adopted, naturally, I am … Continue reading

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Interleaving and problem writing

It’s official: my shift to problem-based learning has consumed me. It’s all I seem to be thinking and writing about for the last three months. Radical change can do that, I guess. Like I’ve said before, it has been really … Continue reading

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