Need something to work on right before winter break? This 2-3 day project requires the use of electronic devices to complete. You will also need some blank paper and graph paper. Activities include:
1) Shopping- Students research presents to buy their family and friends, and add up the total cost.
2) Wrapping- Next, they wrap the presents using surface area formula to find the total wrapping paper needed.
3) Baking- Students find a cookie recipe online and then must triple all the ingredients (multiplication and fractions)
4) Travel- Students choose a city and state to travel to and research the distance to get there. They then calculate how many times they will have to fill up their gas tank and how many days it will take to arrive at their destination.
5) The last page includes 4 different activities. I usually let them choose one (but those high achievers could do more!) to round out their project. This includes things like making a snowflake and finding the angles and lines of symmetry, designing a gingerbread house (including dimensions), creating a winter-themed coordinate graphing picture, and writing their own winter story problems.
No actual holidays are mentioned to be sensitive to our diverse student population! Hope you enjoy!