Thursday, June 20, 2013

1950's to Today {Percent of Change Project}

So I guess it's no secret that I love to do projects to reinforce what my students are learning. One of the most applicable concepts in middle school math is percentages. And sometimes it can be difficult to get it across to students how valuable it is that they learn them.

Enter fun project about percent of change.

This project is designed to help students make the connection between math we do in school and math we need to survive in the real world. I also noticed it excited my students to see how much things have changed in the past 60+ years!
Here's a sample page from the project directions (which include a project rubric)
There are lines under each item - for some reason, when I created a snapshot of the document, it only saw lines every three or so items.
Isn't it amazing how much things have changed?
In this project, students will also be using critical thinking skills to evaluate and form a conjecture or opinion about the age old phrase "America's Golden Age". Did they really have it "better" in 1950's America? It's overall a great project t0 get students thinking outside of the box and apply their math skills.
This project is available from my TeachersPayTeachers store, as well as through Paypal. Cost is $3.00 - a great investment to get your students excited about learning math!

Note: Any purchase made AFTER 8pm CST may not be emailed until 6am the next morning. If you cannot wait that long, visit my TpT store.

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