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Problem-Based Learning for Math & Science
Integrating Inquiry and the Internet

- Diane L. Ronis - Southern Connecticut State University, USA

*"Teachers looking for a concise guide to implementing problem-based learning in math and science classrooms: This book is for you!"*

—Debra Gerdes, Professional Development Leader

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

*"The purpose of problem-based learning is to emphasize meaning making over fact collecting. With this method, Diane Ronis has written a book that is well equipped to produce self-motivated and independent lifelong learners!"*

—Katie Morrow, Technology Integration Specialist

O'Neill Public Schools, NE

*Increase students' skills and content retention in math and science!*

What's the best way to create a real-world instructional environment where students are involved in firsthand experiences and where important ideas are connected to meaningful life events that help deepen learners' understanding?

Diane Ronis demonstrates how the problem-based learning (PBL) method gives students the opportunity to actively explore and resolve authentic problem simulations and student-identified problems in the community while strengthening their problem-solving skills. Updated throughout, this second edition illustrates how to use the PBL inquiry process with Internet resources to create an integrated instructional environment, and also provides:

- Problem-based learning activities relating to math and science in each chapter
- Projects that correlate to national science, mathematics, and technology standards
- Student handouts, evaluation forms, and all the information necessary for successful project completion

* Problem-Based Learning for Math and Science, Second Edition*, is the perfect resource for educators who want to expand their teaching repertoire and shift instruction from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered perspective.

*"Teachers looking for a concise guide to implementing problem-based learning in math and science classrooms: this book is for you!"*

**Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy**

*"The purpose of problem-based learning is to emphasize meaning-making over fact collecting. With this method, Diane Ronis has written a book well-equipped to produce self-motivated and independent lifelong learners!"*

**O’Neill Public Schools, NE**

*"The guidelines on using and assessing projects, as well as the ready-to-use samples, make this a worthwhile resource."*

**Mathematical Association of America**

There are some nice ideas here to be used with teachers on the Additional Diploma in Teaching Maths course. Problem-based learning can generate a lot more high order thinking from students and can help to put into context some of the maths and science topics which otherwise would be quite removed.

**professional development, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College**

The criteria of the book is incredible and would be better suited for an integrated curriculum class or Problem-Based/Project-Based Learning class. Hoping to be able to use it in the future.

**Online School of Graduate Education, Kaplan University - Davenport**