ERIC Number: EJ1123315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Project-Based Learning and Design-Focused Projects to Motivate Secondary Mathematics Students
Remijan, Kelly W.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v11 n1 Article 1 Mar 2017
This article illustrates how mathematics teachers can develop design-focused projects, related to project-based learning, to motivate secondary mathematics students. With first-hand experience as a secondary mathematics teacher, I provide a series of steps related to the engineering design process, which are helpful to teachers in developing design-focused projects, describe various projects that have been developed and implemented within my classroom, and share project artifacts illustrated by pictures, student work, and student comments. Referring to the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation and reflecting upon personal observations, student outcomes, and student comments, I provide personal insight on how design-focused projects can be perceived to enhance student motivation within the mathematics classroom.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Motivation, Design, Engineering Technology, Sequential Approach, Class Activities, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois