## Algebra and geometry projects

(many topics no longer in the curriculum)
General RubricSkittles: Taste the Rainbow!Topics: combinations Loci Treasure HuntTopics: loci and transformations Student Logic Proofs Topics: formal logic laws Life Expectancy in Western CountriesTopics: linear regression, scatter plots, rate of change, histograms Trends in U.S. PopulationTopics: Constructing charts, interpreting data, predicting based on patterns Compound Interest and the National DebtTopics: Applying signed numbers, measuring areas, comparing areas using ratios, constructing a scale drawing Relationship between Planet Temperature and Distance from the SunTopics: Constructing a scatter plot, describing relationships between data, rate of change, exceptions to patterns Life Expectancy Based on Year of BirthTopics: Constructing a scatter plot, drawing a line of best fit, writing an equation for a graphed line, making a prediction using a graph or equation Who Won?: Writing a Sports ArticleTopics: Interpreting linear graphs, rate of change, slope, linear inequalities Will women ever run as fast as men?Topics: systems of equations, graphing lines of best fit, writing equations of graphed lines, determine the meaning of slope, y-intercept, and x-intercept in the context of the data, solving systems of linear equations graphically or algebraically, linear models Flatland: A Romance in Two DimensionsTopics: geometry vocabulary, dimensional concepts, and comparison of types of polygons Do cells divide or do they multiply?Topics: graphing linear and exponential functions, comparison of similarities and differences of graphs, including y-intercept and rate of change. Art, Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden MeanTopics: ratios, decimal approximation of binomial radicals, scale drawings, Fibonacci sequence A Braking Car: How Far Does It Travel?Topics: polynomial operations, graphing a parabola, determining specific values from a model, analyzing the appropriateness of the model, hypothesizing about changes to a model Can you determine pi experimentally?Topics: geometric probability, ratios, areas of squares and circles, random numbers, comparison of theoretical and experimental values LeversTopics: linear regression |