Making Math Fun! Project based learning in K-8 Classrooms, Wood, Summer 2019

Course Number: EDU 5626 C10
Instructor: Monica Wood
Location: Castleton University & Online
Dates and Times: June 24-28, 2019. June 24, 25, 26 at Castleton University Leavenworth Hall Room 107 from 9:00-4:00. June 27 & 28 in an online, independent format.
Credits: 3 graduate or undergraduate credits
Tuition: $975

Note: Course payment of $975 by check or purchase order, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form and the purchase order can be uploaded to the registration form. If paying by check, please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05735. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.

Course Description

In this course, students will learn about Project Based Learning that is in alignment to the Common Core standards. Students will study the impact of using PBL in their classrooms, learn how to take formative and summative assessment data to measure student growth and learning, and make their own Project Based Learning assignment for students at the grade level they wish.

Audience: K-8 elementary and middle school teachers who are excited about mathematics education!

Course Goals & Objectives

Course Goals: Engaging students in the impact of inquiry based learning of mathematics.

Course Objectives: In this course…

Students will be able to articulate the benefits of using Project Based Learning in their classrooms.

Students will be able to identify how to use formative and summative assessments to measure efficacy of Project Based Learning.

Students will be able to create a mini Project Based Unit based on common core standards at the appropriate grade level.

 Assignments and Projects:

Projects: At the end of the course, students will have the option to work collaboratively or independently in creating their own Project Based Learning mini unit based on common core standards. In this unit, students will include objectives, standards, prior knowledge needed, formative and summative assessments, and daily activities that include direct instruction to ensure that students are provided a rigorous yet accessible unit.


Participation: 20%

Online Discussion: 20%

Mini Project Based Unit: 60%

Required Texts:

Readings will be provided by the instructor.

For additional course information

Monica Wood
(518) 744-0889

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!