Graduation Year


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Faculty Advisor

Jessica de la Cruz


The literature is saturated with examples of project-based learning (PBL) in other fields (e.g. science, nursing). However, examples of PBL that are specific to mathematics are limited. Furthermore, often mathematics projects or problems were mislabeled as PBL when in fact they are ProbBL. Herein, I will expose and correct the misapplication of PBL; at the same time, I will explore its many benefits, including the factors that determine its success. I provide examples of PBL in mathematics. Based on the literature review findings, I have developed a mathematics unit that implements PBL using the necessary factors. The unit I wrote should give mathematics teachers a clear conception of the term PBL and provide clear guidelines on how to implement PBL more efficiently in their classrooms.