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Math Showcase

Even in math class, art skills and creativity need to be recognized. Here are some examples of creative and real-world application math projects.

 

Transformation Super Hero Project

Facilitated by Mr. Hayden

 

Geometry

Triangle Artwork Project

Facilitated by Mr. Hayden

Students used their knowledge, from the Congruent Triangles Unit, to create a piece of artwork that incorporates a variety of different triangles and Triangle Congruence Theorems.

House Flipping Project

Facilitated by Mr. Hayden

Students used their knowledge from the Right Triangle Trig. and Solid Geometry Units to calculate all of the expenses involved in flipping a house. This included material and labor for hardwood floors, painting the walls and ceilings, tiling the bathrooms, carpeting the bedrooms and a concrete patio. Students then calculated for a 20% profit, knowing that their selling price would be 5% less than their asking price.

Algebra 1A 

Bivariate Data

Facilitated by Mr. T. Meyer, Ms. Beyer & Mrs. Scheer

For this project, students in Ms. Beyer’s Algebra 1A class gathered two-variable data and constructed a graph to represent their data. Students then used their graph to develop an equation that modeled the data. Lastly, students identified what the slope and y-intercept mean in context and reflected on their findings.

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Students used what they learned in the Rigid Transformations Unit to demonstrate their knowledge of using Translations, Rotations and Reflection to move their Superhero around obstacles on graph paper in order to save the day.

Triangle Artwork Project

Facilitated by Mr. Hayden

Students used their knowledge, from the Congruent Triangles Unit, to create a piece of artwork that incorporates a variety of different triangles and Triangle Congruence Theorems.

House Flipping Project

Facilitated by Mr. Hayden

Students used their knowledge from the Right Triangle Trig. and Solid Geometry Units to calculate all of the expenses involved in flipping a house. This included material and labor for hardwood floors, painting the walls and ceilings, tiling the bathrooms, carpeting the bedrooms and a concrete patio. Students then calculated for a 20% profit, knowing that their selling price would be 5% less than their asking price.

 

Algebra 1B 

Polynomials: "M" Method Factoring

Facilitated by Mrs. Lee

As part of the larger Polynomials Menu Project - Students made videos teaching others how to factor.  They chose two different examples and walked through step by step, explaining the process of how to factor polynomials with a leading coefficient greater than one.

Ayana H. (10th)

Ryan S. (10th)

Macie B. (10th)

Algebra 2A 

Home Loan Project

Facilitated by Mrs. Lee

Students talk about their possible future career, that average salary and think about where they might want to live and why.  They then find a living space in that area using zillow as a search tool and state the important features of the home.  They then use their knowledge of exponential functions and compound interest to choose saving and loan options that work best for them when it comes to purchasing and financing that home.  

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Ryann B. (10th)

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Finley H. (10th)

Exponential Functions Project

Facilitated by Ms. Beyer & Mrs. Scheer

For this project, students in Ms. Beyer’s Algebra 2A classes were asked to create or find a scenario that represents exponential growth or decay. They had to write an exponential equation to match the situation, make a table, and create a graph to represent the exponential function. In addition, students identified the growth/decay rate and the initial value in the situation and the multiplier in the table. Furthermore, students needed to find a specific amount at a certain time or determine the time it took for their situation to reach a specific value.  

Exponential Functions Project

Facilitated by Mrs. Spencer

Students found or created a realistic scenario representing exponential growth or decay.  They then created a poster showing their knowledge of the concepts learned throughout the unit and how logarithms are used to solve an exponential equation.