I have used this project for many years, and I find that it peaks the interest of even my most reluctant students. It is a fairly simple challenge based on standard geometry curriculum (ie. types of polygons, types of angles).
I have seen some unbelievably creative projects over the years, which come and go with the trends (Such as the Harry Stylesasaurus or the Beibertron).
I use this for a solid Geometry and Writing assessment, and I sometimes use it as a minor art assessment as well.
The best part? It makes an amazing wall display once you have them marked and up because from a distance they just look like cool kid-drawings, but up close you can see all of the mathematical details. It's a big parent/principal pleaser!
Included in this package, you will find:
-A student handout that outlines the exact expectations, as well as potential extensions for your more advanced students
-A rubric with Canadian spelling (ie. colour)
-A rubric with American spelling (ie. color)
This assignment is ideally suited for either a high grade 6 class, or a low grade 7 class, but I have used it with great success in both grade 5 and grade 8 classes, as well.
***Assessment Tip*** Your students will get really into this and ask if they can add many other angles, shapes etc., which looks great, but makes marking it very difficult. I tell students that they can add whatever else they want, but they are only to label the things I asked for. From there, they can create a separate brochure that lists the other shapes and angles they included. You can go through the list and have them identify the specifics later if you want to make sure they did it correctly, but it saves you having to search through 40 different angles to find the one you're looking for.