Ever heard your child or math student say where will I ever use this?
Middle school math projects are ideal for getting them to see math in real-life applications.
Math projects help in building problem solving and critical thinking skills. And they provide students with activities that help them solve real-life problems.
Students need a comfortable place where they can work on each project. The right tables are important so that students will have enough space to work and interpret data.
NEW Parachute Math Project: Students get a chance to design and construct simple parachutes and using the distance formula and algebra they will determine the rate of descent and with this information look for similarities in design.
300 Parking Spaces Probability Math Project
There are 300 parking spaces in the parking lot of . On a normal day, 175 people drive and park in random parking spots in the lot.
Determine the number of different ways the cars can be parked in the lot. Determine the probability of two or more specific cars parking side by side on any day. For two consecutive days. For three consecutive days. For n consecutive days.
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There are many ideas for math projects that you can find online. So if you are struggling for ideas, check out a few sites.
At ScienceBuddies.org, you can view math-oriented science fair projects. Although these projects are aimed at students making science fair projects, you could also assign them as homework or complete them in the class.
The Project Book, available from MathProjects.com is available for online purchase and has over 100 projects for upper middle school students. You can preview the book prior to purchasing it by viewing the sample pages.