
WHAT SHOULD I DO? DO MATH!!! presented by
Ms.
Carrie Mazak

"Every new body of discovery is mathematical in form, because there is no other guidance we can have." Charles Darwin, N. Rose(ed.) Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh, NC Rose Press Inc, 1988 
Algebra/Geometry Real Time Data and Collaborative Projects
Tour the ASM Sky : students will plot data either by hand or calculator to explore stars in the sky. Topics include graphing coordinates, analyzing tables and graphs, connecting to linear graphing. 
Down the Drain : calculate average water usage of your class and compare with other classes from around the world. Topics include data collection, data evaluation and interpretation, spreadsheets.  The Gulf Stream Voyage : a multidisciplinary project that explores the historical and mathematical aspects of the Gulf Stream. Topics include navigational vectors with or without trigonometry.  
The Noon Day Project : students will recreate the measurement of the circumference of the earth. Topics include geometry, ratios, scale drawings, optional trigonometry connections.  Population Explosion : a series of activities that explores the environmental and mathematical aspects of population growth. Topics include slope as a rate of change, graphing linear functions, graphing exponential functions. 

International Boiling Point Project : a collaborative project that asks students to hypothesize, test, and prove the factors that affect the boiling point of water. A great project that can be done in conjunction with your students' science courses. Topics include data collection, graphing, use of Excel, lines of best fit, prediction. (See Mr. Gristina's students at work on this project.)  
The Stowaway Adventure : an interdisciplinary project that allows students to track the location of actual cruise ships using real time data. Topics include data collection, latitude, longitude, calculating speed, distance. 


General Math  Geometry 
Algebra 





Algebra 2 
Trigonometry 
Calculus 

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"Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I
assure you that mine are greater." Albert Einstein 