• July 7, 2016

Students workingThe first part of this resource, learn, will provide you with a brief overview of BC’s New Curriculum, Project Based Learning and Universal Design of Learning. The second part, plan, will take you through steps to implement PBL inside your UDL classroom. The final part, do, will take you through examples of PBL in action.


This part of this resource will provide you with a brief overview of BC’s New Curriculum, Project Based Learning and Universal Design of Learning.

Introduction - Overview of the resource and guiding resourcesUDL, PBL and BC's New Curriculum - Explanation of how these three components are relatedBC's New Curriculum - What is the new curriculum and why we need itUDL - What is UDL and why we need this design of learningPBL - What is PBL and why PBL should be implemented in the classroomFrom Theory to Action - Who am I teaching, what am I teaching and how can I support my students?


Developing lessons around real-world topics is one of the important concepts in project-based learning. Unit questions are significant part of project-based learning because they help make connections between Math and the real world. Check out some of the videos and resources that will help you develop a unit question and plan for project-based learning in Math.

What is a Unit Question – describes what a unit question is and explains why it is important part of project-based learning.Developing a Unit Question – describes the five characteristics of a unit question and provides considerations and questions to ask yourself when creating a unit question.Sequence of Thinking – shows and explains a sequence of thinking to help develop a unit question.Unit Question Guide and Samples – provides a useful tool used to develop a unit question and some sample unit questions found in various online resources.Timeline – provides a suggested timeline for project-based learning with UDL principles and a list of items that should be included in a project calendar.Assessment – provides components that need to be assessed as part of project-based learning, key points to remember when assessing final products and presentations, and resources on rubrics in project-based learning.


Developing your own project for project-based learning is not simple. However, project-based learning ideas can come from many sources. You can adapt ideas from your colleagues who have already implemented project-based learning in the classroom or from online resources. This section provides a step-by-step guide to how to develop and plan project-based learning in Math using a concrete example.

Useful PBL Math Resources – introduces three reference books to help you implement project-based learning in your teaching practices. Getting Started – provides a concrete example of how and where to get started with project-based learning. Know-Do-Understand – lists details of what the students are expected to know, do and understand from the new BC curriculum in order to successfully complete the project example provided in the Getting Started video.Unit Planner – provides a sample unit planner for the project example.Special Materials and Equipment – lists materials and equipment required for this project example. Project Calendar – provides a sample project calendar for the project example.Extensions – provides two suggested extensions for this project example.Assessment – provides a sample rubric for assessing content knowledge and understanding of the project example.