In this 21st Century Math Project, let your students explore the mathematics around life most valuable resource... water. Through investigating bottled water, staggering international statistics and the realities of water conservation, students will be asked to construct expressions and equations around H2O.
In this 23 page PDF, you will be given a mapping to the Content Standards, an outline for how to implement the project, 4 different assignments for students to use, 1 project and an answer key.
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In “Bottled Water by the Numbers” students begin practicing translating verbal expressions into algebra and evaluating or solving as necessary.
In “Water Rights” students will be immersed in international statistics about the realities or our present day water situation, the challenges of collecting water and the health effects of the situation. Students will write and evaluate algebraic expressions.
In “Carrying the Load” you can have student experience the realities of carrying water in this integrated hands-on assignment.
In “Water Conservation” students will use tables of data from the EPO and PackH2O to write and evaluate verbal expressions. They will be required to make up their own problems throughout.
In “Water Rights: Take Action Infographic” students should use information from their research to design their own digital infographic.
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