The end of the school year is the perfect time to incorporate real world math and engaging activities. I love using projects to keep students focused the last few weeks of school.

Below are some of my favorites. Each one involves math and creativity!

Using Transformations as an Architect

Math Skills: Area of Irregular Figures, Transformations

Students design an apartment based on requirements, calculate the area of rooms, and then use transformations to create an entire floorplan of apartments.

College and Career Research Project

Math Skills: Real World Cost Calculations

This eye-opening research project has students investigating future careers and college options while calculating costs.

Math Skills: Volume, Density

Density and buoyancy are tested as students create boats and experiment with how many coins they will hold.

Math Skills: Measuring, Scale Drawing, Surface Area, Cost Calculations

Students measure their own classroom and then design their dream classroom, all while using important math concepts.

Math Skills: Graphing Lines, Systems of Equations, Parallel and Perpendicular Slope

Many cities are planned with a grid systems. Students use parallel and perpendicular lines, along with other graphing skills to create their own cities.

Math Skills: Graphing and Analyzing Scatter Plots

Description: Statistics can be revealing and interesting, especially when applied to sports. With this project, students look for trends and make predictions based on the data.

Math Skills: Measurement, Volume

Students design a sculpture involving a variety of 3D figures. They build it, measure it, and calculate the volume. Students love getting creative with this project!

Math Skills: Area and Perimeter of Irregular Figures

Students get to see how area and perimeter can be used in a real world application as they think about materials required for an apartment.

Population Density Exploration

Math Skills: Population Density

Students explore and calculate population densities of cities, including their own. They compare benefits and drawbacks of densely populated areas. Research and writing is included as well!

Math Skills: Graphing points, dilations

Math and art combine as students learn how to use dilations to create 3D drawings. They love this activity and always want to create more!

Hope you have been inspired to incorporate some of these ideas into your math class!

*Thanks for reading.*

*-Rachael*