In this project, students will write and evaluate algebraic expressions they create for a real world situation. Students decide on 5 items they have been longing to receive as gifts or purchase. They then research summer jobs and determine how long they would need to work to be able to purchase their items. They must write algebraic expressions and evaluate them through the course of this project.
Students get really excited by this as there is a lot of student choice and their work can be displayed at the end.