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Dan Meyer. 3 act math tasks: dozens of math modeling activites: photo/video intro, questions, follow up. https://docs.google.com/a/oregonsd.net/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjIqyKM9d7ZYdEhtR3BJMmdBWnM2YWxWYVM1UWowTEE#gid=0

What makes a problem really a "real-world", PBL problem? Is it enough just to have a connection to the real world? Dan Meyer lays out the criteria really well in this blog post comparing different teaching approaches to a Girl Scout cookie volume problem

Resources for Project Based Learning in the Math Classroom

Throughout the school year teachers all over (just like you) are looking for ways to incorporate multiple skills into a lesson while actively engaging their students. With Project Based Learning in the math classroom you can do just that. Not sure what PBL is or how to implement it? Read this to learn all about it, plus where to find nine great resources to implement it in your own classroom!

I seriously can't get enough of this in my classroom, and my students love it just as much! Freebie included!

Which one doesn't belong? Use these fun and thought-provoking math puzzles with your students this year.

Pythagorean Stacks (Equation Freak)

I absolutely love this post from great maths teaching ideas for a trigonometry-pile-up. However, I don't teach trigonometry in my 8th grade math classes but I do teach Pythagorean Theorem. I decided

My 7th grade math teacher had this exact sign when she taught us. I can never solve these equations without seeing it in my head...even 8 years later!