If your students can find the area of a square then, armed with Google Earth, they can also figure out how many students you could pack into your school’s playground.

# Tagged WithMath Projects

## Calculating the Volume of Laptops

So once your students can calculate volumeâ€¦ what do you have them do next? In this math project, kids will look up historic laptops, calculate their volumes, and note how technology has changed over time.

## Fill ‘er up with Clam Chowder!

Sure gasoline seems expensive. Until you try to fill your car up with other liquids!

## Creating A New Mathematical Operation

Do your students realize that addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are all examples of the same idea: an operation? And that it’s quite possible to create a brand new operation? Let’s do it!

## Make A *Better* Calendar!

The calendar is a source of fantastic factoring problems with many social studies add-ons. Why 12 months? Why 30 (or 31 or 28) days? Why are weeks 7 days long? Why don’t they fit into the months (or the year!)? Why did we do this to ourselves!?

## What if you lived in Vegas but worked in San Francisco?

Is it possible to *save money* by commuting to San Francisco from Las Vegas?

## A Millionaire By Doubling Pennies

How long will it take to get a million dollars if you start with a penny and double it?

## Olympic Medal Math Project

In the paper, I read about Norway’s dominance of the Winter Olympics, despite being a tiny country. I love this juxtaposition of unexpected data! Let’s turn it into a math project. Here are some questions I thought ofâ€¦

## Math Project: Shrinking Airline Seats

What kind of math project could you build based on the shrinking dimensions of seats on the Boeing 777?

## Math Project: Box Office Totals

As a teenager, I loved monitoring the weekend’s box office results. This kind of data is exciting, oozing with built in conflict. It sets up questions that require math to answer.