This is a bundle of four projects designed for use in a Common Core Math 3 course. They can be adapted for Geometry or Algebra 2. The file is a word document so that you can edit it to fit the needs of your classroom.
Project 1: Bridge Construction
Objective: Students explore the connection of geometry to the real world through construction of a bridge using toothpicks and glue. Students will perform cost and weight analysis as well work on problem solving skills.
Project 2: Unit Circle Comes To Life
Objective: Students will reinforce knowledge of the Unit Circle through a hands on construction of a Unit Circle replica. The possibilities are endless with the use of cakes, tires, Frisbees, and much more.
Project 3: Logarithm Commercial
Objective: Students will work in groups to create a logarithm commercial that showcases log properties and solving log equations. Students will work on teamwork, advertising skills, and using multimedia.
Project 4: Serpinski Tetrahedron Exploration
Objective: In my classroom, I used this exploration as a homework/classwork activity to illustrate sequences and patterns. Students were each given 16 tetrahedron outlines (included below). Each student constructed 16 single tetrahedrons and then assembled them into groups of 4 as show.
Each student then brought into class 4 of these pyramids. In class we repeated this pattern to create a one large Serpinski Tetrahedron. This exploration allowed for a class discussion on sequences and how sequences appear in the real world.