The Impact of Project-Based Learning and Technology on Student Achievement in Mathematics

  • Leah J. BranchEmail author
Conference paper


The purpose of this study was to determine the effects on student achievement in mathematics when project-based learning with the support of technology is used as instructional approach rather than a traditional instructional approach with integrated technology. The research examined the differences in student achievement in mathematics between two charter schools in Chicago. It also examined teacher perceptions about project-based learning and/or technology as an instructional approach to improve learning and student achievement outcomes. The results revealed that there were statistically significant differences in student achievement between schools that used project-based learning as an instructional approach and schools that used a traditional instructional approach.


Twenty-first-century skills Academic achievement Project-based learning Technology Collaborative learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bethel UniversitySt. PaulUSA

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