In this high interest, extensive assignment, students are given a three part project broken into daily tasks. The project is designed to assess the students profieciency with linear equations. They must design a water park on a coordinate plane, identify points, calculate slope, write equations, solve for midpoint, use the distance formula, and explain their results in a reflection paper.
How did this go in your class? Thinking about doing it but only parts (slope and equations of a line). Will let you know. Would like to know what kind of feedback you got from your students and the grade that you had completing the project.
March 25, 2012
My algebra students loved this activity. Thanks for taking the time to create and share!
October 13, 2011
I have tried several times to download the water park project but have been unsuccessful. Is it possible to simply email it to me since it is a free download? My email address is email@example.com