Project Based Learning in the Math Classroom

Thank you for attending my workshop here in Cape Town, South Africa.  I am so lucky to be here at Leap School and to be able to present at the first Leap School Ed Tech Summit. My session is a little different, as it highlights global, project based learning and shares with you many tech resources we have used along the way.  Below, I have listed all the tech resources that will be used in the session so that you can refer back to them in the coming weeks, days or years.  While some of these resources may not be accessible to you directly, I have faith that you will find alternatives as you move forward in your teaching and learning practice.  

Introduction and Movie Trailer (My students use imovie but these can be done using many android and pc options or just shot with a small flip camera.  You will need to start small).  We Video.  

Powerpoint Presentations/Google Presentations/Prezi

Youtube for Education and Buck Institute for Education for Information and Resources on Project Based Learning

Socrative for Live Online Assessment     

During our session I will ask you to go to the following link while prompted: Please then join room 8044  

Elements of My Highlighted Projects Defined  

Movie Creations with Screen sharing options/online white boards.  My students use apps on tablets for screen sharing such as educreations and show me.  You can also use pc options such as or .  On an android tablet you can use whiteboard app.

Google Docs/Spreadsheets


Infographics use  or piktochart.

Finish with Socrative Compass View Points.  Go to Please then join room 8044  and complete quiz.  

Compass Viewpoint Exit ticket: 

Compass Viewpoints

E = Excited

What excites you about this idea or proposition? What’s the upside?

W = Worrisome

What do you find worrisome about this idea or proposition? What’s the downside?

N = Need to Know

What else do you need to know or find out about this idea or proposition? What additional information would help you to evaluate things?

S = Stance or Suggestion for Moving Forward

What is your current stance or opinion on the idea or proposition? How might you move forward in your evaluation of this idea or proposition?