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ERIC Number: EJ1074702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Designing a Children's Recreation Room
Lee, Mi Yeon
Teaching Children Mathematics, v22 n2 p110-114 Sep 2015
Project-based learning (PBL) is an effective approach to STEM education because it allows students to experience scientific inquiry by using their knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to solve realistic problems. PBL consists of four components: (1) posing and comprehending a driving question; (2) exploring the driving question to suggest a solution; (3) creating final products; and (4) presenting these products to class or community members and evaluating them. This article follows the sequence of these four components to describe the major elements of a project-based unit designed to support STEM education in upper elementary school (grades 5 and 6). These elements include ways of posing a driving question at the beginning stage of the project, strategies for facilitating students' problem solving during the project, and guidelines for helping them create and share their final products at the end of the project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Grade 6
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A