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Old 03-26-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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Since testing is finally over, and the kids are getting a little bit restless with the weather getting nicer, I'm trying to think of some creative projects (other than making games) that would engage 7th grade math students. Any ideas?

I have a pretty small class of 7th graders, so they're easy to test things on


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Old 03-30-2011, 06:37 AM
 
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Here's one I've done in the past about word problems. I'll post the rubric in the next post.

I've also done a similar poster using a PEMDAS theme, but can't put my hands on the specific information.
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Here's the rubric!
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Here's one that you can do if you have access to a computer lab. Sorry, but I can't put my hands on the list of terms that I gave to them just now, but you could easily create a list.

I'd think that you could make this a poster project as well.


Here's a link to the generic PPT rubric we use at school:
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index....ic_id=1627229&
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Found this in an old teaching magazine.

We rolled up newspapers into lengths (the long way of a newspaper). We then put 8 lengths into small pyramids (with a square base). We made enough of these to make a larger pyramid. We had 16 smaller pyramids on the bottom, 9 on the next level, 4 on the next, and then one on top.

Masking tape was not strong enough once we got to putting the large pyramid together; we ended up using duct tape - our biggest expense.

The problem solving skills presented were varied and interesting. The students had to figure out size, number of sheets, how to put it together in order for it to stay together, where to construct the large pyramid - our room was not large enough.

My husband cut 1" PVC pipe to newspaper length to facilitate rolling the newspaper. We used complete sections of newspaper for added strength (like the first section is national news, second is local, etc.). I think we had at least 3 full sheets of newspaper for every roll.

The kids had an absolute BALL. I do not do it every year - it really depends on the students. I will attach photos.


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Thanks so much you guys! I think that my kids would really love trying that pyramid project! My class is 11 strong, and a lot of times since they're not "advanced" they feel like they're getting the short end of the stick.

Thanks so much! I'm going to see what I can do and I'll keep you posted!
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Do you have a handout you give the kids to start the project that kind of guides them in the beginning? How do you assess them? I think this would be an awesome activity to try.
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