Project-Based Learning

Applying Math Skills to a Real-World Problem

Students in Eeva Reeder's geometry class design schools for 2050.

Editor's Note: Educational consultant Eeva Reeder passed away in August of 2010 at the age of 53. We are grateful for her many contributions to the field of project-based learning and to Edutopia, and she is greatly missed. Mountlake Terrace High School discontinued the Schools for the Year 2050 project when Eeva Reeder moved on from the school in 2002, but it remains a great example of a rigorous high school math project.

For student work examples and more information, go to "How to Organize a Design Project for Your Class."