Algebra and geometry projects
(many topics no longer in the curriculum)
Skittles: Taste the Rainbow!
Loci Treasure Hunt
Topics: loci and transformations
Student Logic Proofs
Topics: formal logic laws
Life Expectancy in Western Countries
Topics: linear regression, scatter plots, rate of change, histograms
Trends in U.S. Population
Topics: Constructing charts, interpreting data, predicting based on patterns
Compound Interest and the National Debt
Topics: Applying signed numbers, measuring areas, comparing areas using ratios, constructing a scale drawing
Relationship between Planet Temperature and Distance from the Sun
Topics: Constructing a scatter plot, describing relationships between data, rate of change, exceptions to patterns
Life Expectancy Based on Year of Birth
Topics: 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 Article
Topics: 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 Dimensions
Topics: 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 Mean
Topics: 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
Topics: linear regression