If you’ve been following me for a bit, you know that I LOVE real world projects! And it all began with this one….
Linear Equations are All Around Us!
This was the FIRST project I ever made for my students.
It made me fall in love with integrating projects into my classroom.
I created it in a way that gives students' options of topics and various levels of difficulty.
And most importantly, my students had FUN doing math!!!
What real world topics does the project include?
There are soooo many real-world scenarios that involve linear equations, but I tried to use a variety of ones that were most relevant for teenagers. Each of the following topics are included in this project:
LINEAR EQUATIONS ARE ALL AROUND US!!!
Analyze a linear equation in a real-world setting. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the following skills:
RESEARCH & COLLECTING DATA
Students determine the rate and write an equation for the real-world scenario. Some projects require a little research, but a link is included to help them find the data. Then, they use the linear equation to fill in a table.
GRAPHING & RESULTS
Students graph the linear equation and plot the ordered pairs. I suggest they use graph paper or Desmos. Students label important information on the graph: x-axis, y-axis, ordered pairs, and use an appropriate scale. Students then analyze their equation, table, and graph by answering questions.
Students create a visual demonstration of the real-world scenario by drawing or using an image from the internet.
A Google Sheets answer key for each scenario is included, so you can insert any rate of used in each project and it automatically calculates the information needed for grading. A rubric is also provided, so you can easily evaluate each aspect of the project. It is great for students to use, so they know exactly what is expected of them for each part of the project.
What’s included in the project?
EVERYTHING in this project is 100% editable!
Click on the video below to see an overview of the elements in the project:
One of my favorite concepts to teach is linear equations. I love giving students a variety of ways to show what they know. If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to assess students on linear equations, then this project is perfect!
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