MemberMay 5, 2019 at 9:32 am
I have found that some of the most interesting math is at the end of the book–geometry and statistics. These tend to be very hands on and have lots of real world applications. I am thinking about having students design a survey for their peers. If your school uses Google, a survey on Forms is really easy to design, send out and collect all the data. Depending on the level you teach, students could analyze the data in many different ways–circle graphs, lines of best fit, standard deviations. Geometry projects could be tesselations, quilt patterns, scale drawings or models, indirect measurement…
You might also consider a reflective project such as a portfolio.