Compare the effects of relative and absolute changes on a picture. Watch what happens to a Quadperson (a drawing of a face made of quadrilaterals) if every line were made half as long or made a half-inch shorter.
Plot out a three-dimensional structure based on two-dimensional silhouettes. Look at the front and side view of figures and use a table to plot out the dimensions that mathematically represent the figures.
If you don’t know the conversion factor between a metric and a British unit, use the conversion factors you do know even though this may require more than one conversion step. Practice conversion problems with multiple conversion factors.
If you don’t know the conversion factor between a metric and British unit, use the factors you do know even though this may require more than one step. So if you need to go from meters to inches start with meters to feet and then convert feet to inches.
Help a fictional producer balance a tight budget with his desire to make a successful, critically acclaimed film. Decide on personnel (screenwriter, director, cast), location, special effects and marketing while always keeping the budget in mind.
One way to be sure you'll have enough money to live comfortably when you retire is to put your money in a savings account where it will collect interest. Find out how simple and compound interest can help your money grow and calculate your own savings.
You'll be challenged to test your reaction time under different conditions and then compare the results. You'll find out how processing in the brain changes reaction time under different conditions: being distracted, being presented with emotionally charged stimuli, or being faced with increasing complex tasks.
One approach for finding area is to surround the shape with a rectangle, determine the areas of the rectangle and subtract the pieces of the rectangle that are outside the original shape. Use this geoboard to create shapes and determine their areas.
The process of converting fractions to decimals can help clarify the relationship between the two. Investigate the repeating parts that emerge when you expand sevenths and 13ths fractions into decimals.
Observe various migratory species (hummingbirds, butterflies, etc.) and report their sightings online. Share and review the sightings with other students/classrooms to track hemispheric migratory patterns.
What are some different ways to represent the sum of consecutive powers of 1/2; that is, 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + ..., etc? Explore physical, numeric, geometric and symbolic representations and consider how you represent math in your own mind.