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project based learning transdisciplinary practice situations in context learning strategy

The Impact of Project Creation on Learning Mathematics in a Transdisciplinary Setting

Glenda Collazo Rivera

This article proposes that the reader be nourished by avant-garde elements for new educational practices in the teaching and learning of mathematics. .

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This article proposes that the reader be nourished by avant-garde elements for new educational practices in the teaching and learning of mathematics. The writing is based on an investigation that was carried out with high school students from Puerto Rico. From a qualitative paradigm with a research design in action, it was explored how students in higher grades resolve situations within their environment. Emphasis was placed on how they analyze through situations in context, and how they build knowledge through the search for a possible solution to the problem through the Project Based Learning strategy. The emphasis in treatment was for students to experience a transdisciplinary environment. Their impressions from the study were the revealing focus of how students learn when they are presented with a situation in their environment, taking roles themselves, solving them it through a project. As part of the project they used their knowledge of science and mathematics to solve the situation. Similarly, they learned mathematical concepts that are part of the Trigonometry course and that are measured in the academic achievement tests called PR Goals, previously known as Puerto Rican Academic Achievement Tests (PPAA).

Keywords: Project-based learning, transdisciplinary practice, situations in context, learning strategy.

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