Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Problem-Based Learning: Emergent Math PrBL Curriculum Maps

If you believe in a higher being than this is where the Hallelujah chorus would begin. Let me welcome you to the CCSS PrBL Curriculum maps for grades 4-12 with both Integrated and Traditional high school pathways brought to you by Emergent Math. Over at Emergent Math, they've compiled resources from bloggers and teachers all over  and aligned them with the various curriculum mappings provided by CCSS. If you are someone who wants to try out Problem-Based Learning in your classroom, and you already have a district- or school-provided curriculum to follow that is aligned with the CCSS, this is the resource for you!

Reasons why I LOVE the Curriculum Mappings:

  • Mappings are available at all different grade levels, and standards are available at all different grade levels (in some cases at least), having all of these mappings allows for me to level-up or level-down the PrBL for my students on a more individualized basis: Hello Differentiation!
  • Resources come from a variety of sources and have a wide-range of activities. Search out the ones you love and the ones you'll leave. 
    • Also, with the plethora of resources, you're bound to find something that works for your given situation in your classroom, be it monetary or technology constraints, there is something for everyone. 
  • The Mappings are constantly being updated with new resources, you can even submit your own!