The project ideas listed below are some ways to do math over the summer. Give yourself a challenge and work to earn at least 50 points.
Math Project Board
Make a math vocabulary dictionary.
Write a compare and contrast essay about area and perimeter.
Make a math poster explaining about your topic.
Watch a Khan Academy video and complete the practice questions. (Create an account)
Make a math puzzle and include a solution to the puzzle
Long division practice sheet
Create an informational booklet about your math topic.
Solve an investigation problem
Create a math song/skit to learn a math skill.
Examples of "Investigation Problems"
- What are the different ways can you find the area of each polygons? Write a number sentence or an algebraic expression that would represent each of your methods.
- What different shapes can you make with 5 cubes? Compare the surface area of each of these different shapes, what do you notice? Compare the volume of the 3-D shapes what do you notice?
Examples of "Math Puzzles"
- Operations Puzzle- Which operations (+, -, X, /) must be performed to get the solution?
- For example
(4 * 1) * (6 * 2) = 1(The correct answer is (4 + 1) - (6 - 2) = 1 or in simplest form 5 - 4 = 1)
- More examples (6 * 4) * 12 = 12; (4 * 2) * (4 * 3) = 24; (6 * 5) * (9 * 2) = 19
- Equations Card Game- Write an equation showing (First Expression)=(Second Expression)
- For example: 6 cards numbered 6, 4, 8, 7, 2, 10 (Possible answers 8+2=6+4, 10-4= 8-2, and using Exponents 10^2 - 8^2 = 6^2)
- Game directions and more math puzzles are at: Home Page for Math Games and Puzzles
Math Topic Ideas for Project Board (above)
Area, Volume, Surface Area Least Common Multiple/ Greatest Common Factor
Ratios 3-D Shapes
Equations Experimental Probability
Number Patterns Scientific Notation
Slope of a line Parabolas and Quadratic Equations