Thursday, March 29, 2012

Water Park Project


I've finished up with my 8th grade curriculum, and so it's time to start reviewing for our state test.  With two weeks left until Spring Break, I wasn't quite ready to hit the test practice yet, and I was thrilled when I stumbled across this Water Park Project.  The project allowed me to review slope, midpoints, the distance formula, proportional relationships, slope-intercept form, and solving systems of linear equations in one assignment!  I've even treated the project as a real job assignment by doing "foreman checks" to see if they had met their deadlines for finishing each task. 

I purchased a flip chart that was actually large sheets of graph paper from the office supply store, and the kids loved that they were like giant post-its.

 
 

 
 

               
                           

We finally finished up with the final designs and reflection assignment today, so I wanted to show off their finished projects.



16 comments:

  1. This looks like a great project! I will definitely try to incorporate this into my unit! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I really like this project. Did you create a rubric? If so, could I use it? My email address is bcline@rbbcsc.k12.in.us. Thank you.

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  3. I would love to see the rubric if you have one. My email is Tonaya.Allbaugh@vbsd.us

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  4. Great project! How much time did the kids spend on it in class? Thanks!

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  5. I would love to see a rubric. My email is eggshell102@gmail.com

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  6. I'm going to use this for horse crazy kids to create their own horse obstacle course. Great idea! I too would be interested in the rubric. My email is horseloversmath@gmail.com Thanks!

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  7. This is great, I am going to use it to review for state testing! If you have a rubric I would love to see it. My email is rialov1@gpsk12.org. Thanks!

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  8. Love this activity. If you have a rubric, please send it to bnshackelford@valdosta.edu

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  9. I plan on using this activity as well. If you could send along the rubric, it would be greatly appreciated. My email is melinda.dewald@casdonline.org

    If not, I will work on creating my own. Thanks so much either way!

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  10. Great project-- I also plan on using it in my class -- if a rubric exists that could be shared please send it to me also -- send to : kmoniz@capeelizabethschools.org Thank-you

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  12. Great project! I would love to see a rubric if there is one. My email is janna.carlyle@gmsdk12.org Thank you!

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  13. A rubric would be fantastic.

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  14. I love this activity! Would you please send a rubric? jcucchiara@aesgators.org
    Thanks in advance!

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