This is a chance for students to be creative and have some fun while doing math!
This is a packet of directions that includes everything a student needs to successfully complete a survey and construct a bar graph. In this project, the students:
1. Ask a survey question of 30-40 people (The question is approved by the teacher)
2. Record their responses (worksheet provided)
3. Tally their results (worksheet provided)
4. Make a graph of their results (resources for free graph paper provided)
5. Write a paragraph about their graph.
The students can present their project as a poster or a packet of papers.
All of the instructions and needed worksheets are included in this packet, along with a rubric for grading the final project.
I've done this project for four years. The students love it! They come up with fun questions, make their graphs creative, and they actually have fun "doing math!" (Some of my colleagues pointed out there's a mild link to sociology as well.)
I usually allow 90 minutes of class time when I first give the students the packet. We read the instructions together and I give them some ideas of fun questions. I then allow them about 60 minutes to think of their questions and survey their classmates.
Thanks for looking! I hope you find this useful!