Abstract: In this action research study of my classroom of seventh grade mathematics, I investigated project-based lessons. These lessons differed from previous lessons I had taught that were more like direct instruction where I would give the students the information and they would then use that information to complete problems that used what I had just taught. Overall, I discovered students liked math class more after the use of project-based lessons. However, I also learned that project-based lessons were time consuming for the teacher to create, and did not show any improvement in achievement. I found that on a personal level, I enjoyed teaching more because of the projects, as seeing the students enjoy working on them was rewarding.
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