# Math Projects

• #### Analyzing Movies’ Success

Students will investigate the box office returns and critical acclaim of a set of movies. After gathering their data, they'll graph it on a coordinate plane and look for trends and outliers, and then make a prediction. They'll also create line graphs and use this data to decide if another movie in the series should be made.

• #### Finding The Volume of Laptops

In this video, students will calculate the volume of laptops using the formula for the volume of a rectangular prism. First, they'll find five laptops from across history and calculate their volumes. Then, they'll draw them in 3D using some cool grid paper. Students will then explore equivalent volumes before finally building a scale model of a laptop.

• #### Filling Up A Car With Other Liquids

How much would it cost to fill up a car with liquids other than gasoline?

• #### Investigating Cost of Living

Students will work with authentic data to investigate th

• #### Picking A Travel Destination Using Temperature

Students will produce a multi-line graph, calculate averages, and calculate ranges using positive and negative temperatures.

• #### A Donut Investigation

In this video, students investigate a strange image that asks which has more sugar: a donut or a health drink? What about a salad? Using math and language arts skills, they'll determine if this image shows a complete picture or is misleading.

• #### Investigating Caffeine Part 3

In this final part of the caffeine investigation, students will analyze advertisements, and then create a public service announcement.

• #### Investigating Caffeine Part 2

Students, now armed with data about five caffeinated beverages, will survey a set of peers and/or adults to uncover misconceptions about caffeine.

• #### Investigating Caffeine Part 1

This is the first of a three part interdisciplinary math project. Students will be investigating caffeinated beverages, dangers of caffeine, and how advertising affects our perceptions.

• #### What Do Mean and Median Mean?

We'll explore money and test scores as we determine which is more useful: mean or median?

• #### Percents and Credit Cards

Students will purchase a large item on a credit card, and calculate the cost of interest if they only make the minimum payments.

• #### How Many Students Can Fit On The Playground?

Use Google Earth to capture authentic data to answer an intriguing question.

• #### A Nutrition-Based Math Project

Students will use a restaurant's nutrition data to create a parody ad attacking a calorie-rich meal.

• #### Math Project: Furnishing A Hotel

In this math project, students will design and furnish suites and rooms in a hotel. Then they will use their talents to sell their hotel in a presentation.

• #### A Grid-Based Fraction Project

Here's a project for students who have mastered adding and simplifying fractions. Students are given a plot of land to break up into seven unequal pieces.

• #### An Inductive Exploration Of Geometry

What if we made the study of quadrilaterals, triangles, or three-dimensional figures an exploration incorporating creativity, discussion, and student-led thinking?

• #### Math Project: Disneyland Ride Rates

Teach students to calculate the true popularity of a ride by analyzing the wait time, the number of passengers per ride, and the time in between launches.

• #### What If I Bought Apple Stock Instead?

An intriguing math project investigating how much money we could make by selling an original iPod versus selling the equivalent amount of stocks.

• #### Disneyland Parking Tram Math Project

How many fully loaded tram trips will it take to transport a full parking structure to Disneyland?