This is a great project idea to connect topics in Algebra 1 with the real world. In the past, I have used this project as something to be presented after End of Course Exams. The students will take an Algebra 1 topic of their choice and relate to something in the real world. I have had students come back with projects on the following: Reading Music (functions with scales); Catering (conversions with recipes); Real Estate (multiple topics); Statistics of various activities or surveys (Graphs, data,and statistics; Agriculture (various topics) to name a few. Once the students get going on their project, they have fun with it and enjoy seeing what their peers have come up with. I have given this project as both an outside project to do on their own time and as an in class project where they have had a week to research, write their paper, and create a visual aid. The project helps bring the real world into the classroom and gives the students great research and presentation practice. The project does include a class grading rubric for the presentations where they grade each other and a teacher grading rubric for the paper and presentation.