Place Value In The Wild - Place Value Project Based Learning (PBL)

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Bring your place value unit to life with this D.I.Y. Project Guide from Core Inspiration:

Students who have mastered standard form, expanded form, word form, comparing numbers, and ordering numbers will have the opportunity to practice their place value analysis and application skills with this Place Value In The Wild - D.I.Y. Project Guide.

Project Description:
During this project based learning (PBL) unit, your students will work toward becoming an expedition scout for Wildlife Explorers International. As part of their job application process, they must create a safari field guide filled with information about animals from the habitat of their choice. Here are the steps your students will take as they work towards being hired as an expedition scout:

• Select one natural habitat from around the world.
• Research eight animals from the habitat of their choice.
• Compare and order the size/weight of each animal researched.
• Show the weight, height, and lifespan of each animal in word form, expanded form, standard form, rounded form and as a place value model.
• Write an expository outline filled with other amazing information about each animal.
• Create a video clip in which they reflect on the learning and growth they made throughout the project. If digital equipment is unavailable, a live presentation can also be done.
• Complete a self-assessment of their project using a three-part rubric
• Assemble their application according to very specific visual instructions

Complete Student Independence = Maximized Learning:
The beauty of this in-depth project based learning (PBL) unit is that your students will complete every one of the steps listed above independently. The detailed visuals and step-by-step instructions featured in this D.I.Y. Project Guide eliminate the need for daily guided PBL lessons.

The only instructional time you need to contribute is a 10 minute mini-lesson on the day you launch your unit. After that, your students will be off on an independent project based learning (PBL) adventure that will last for days.

This project based learning resource if perfect math enrichment for advanced learners or center work for early finishers.

All About D.I.Y. Project Guides by Core Inspiration:

Love Project Based Learning (PBL)…but crunched for instructional time?

Most teachers get a hint of anxiety that sneaks in every time we think of tackling project based learning (PBL). It’s totally normal. You are only one person and it’s crazy challenging to guide one math group through an entire project based learning experience while delivering quality instruction and formative assessments to all the learners who have not yet mastered the topic at hand.

During your place value unit…things are going to be different.

Let your students take the wheel with this D.I.Y. Project Guide.

What makes this D.I.Y. Project Guide different from other PBL resources?

The secret ingredient to this ideal PBL resource is that it was designed with student independence in mind.

Every step of this PBL experience is outlined to a T with clear visuals and step-by-step instructions. Rubrics and reminders to reach higher will encourage your advanced learners to challenge themselves throughout the entire project, allowing you to rest easy and focus on instructing students who still need instruction on place value, as you advanced learners plug away on their PBL adventure.

Your advanced learners are going to practice the analysis and application skills they need. You can focus your brain power on planning lessons for the learners who need more direct instruction and guided practice. Finally project based learning is possible!

Make planning for differentiation during your place value unit a breeze. Bundle this resource with other place value resources by Core Inspiration and save 20%.

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