Collaborative Problem Solving Project

Collaborative Problem Solving Project

Introduction to the Project

Opening

Introduction to the Project

Today you will choose a topic and a group for a project. This project can relate to anything you have learned this year.

You will work on this project over the course of the unit. You will be given some class time to work on your project, but you will also work on it at home.

At the end of the unit, your group will present your project to the class. Your teacher will use a project rubric to evaluate all of the projects.

  • Look through the project rubric, and discuss it with your classmates.

HANDOUT: Beginning a Project

 

Math Mission

Opening

Choose a project group and project topic, and write a proposal for your project.

Choose a Project

Work Time

Choose a Project

One way to get ideas for your project topic is to look through the Gallery problems you worked on during the year to see if there is a topic that you would like to explore further.

To develop any of these topics into project ideas, use a wide variety of sources and formats (such as social media, video, art, the Internet, books, TV, magazines, teachers, and parents.)

  • Choose one of the suggested project topics, or propose a topic of your own.

About the Project

Work Time

About the Project

Each project must contain:

  • A written explanation of the mathematics in your project.
  • Accurate representations (such as equations, graphs, tables, and diagrams) of the mathematics in your project.
  • Look at the rubric. Your teacher will use this rubric to judge your project. Refer back to it periodically as you work on your project so you can make sure you are covering all the key points of the rubric.

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Listen as your classmates share their project ideas with the class.

Hint:

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • Why did you choose this project?
  • What will you have to do to make the project successful?
  • Have you thought about how you will present your project?

Reflect On Your Work

Work Time

Reflection

Write a reflection about your work today. Use the sentence starter below if you find it to be helpful:

What I like about my project topic is …