Students choose a project idea and a partner or group. They write a proposal for the project.
Projects engage students in the applications of mathematics. It is important for students to apply mathematical ways of thinking to solve rich problems. Students are more motivated to understand mathematical concepts if they are engaged in solving a problem of their own choosing. In this lesson, students are challenged to identify an interesting mathematical problem and to choose a partner or a group to work with collaboratively in order to solve that problem. Students gain valuable skills in problem solving, reasoning, and communicating mathematical ideas with others.
Goals and Learning Objectives
- Identify a project idea
- Identify a partner or group to work with collaboratively on a math project