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Algebra I Project Ideas

May 17, 2009

S suggested I write down these ideas before I forget about them:

Probability Experiment
Divide the students into teams of two and have them select a type of experiment to conduct:

  • Penny Drop – One student drops a penny on the ground, and the other student records whether it was heads or tails.
  • Spinner – One student spins the arrow on a colored spinner (red/green/blue/yellow), and the other student records which color was selected.
  • Dice Roll #1 – One student rolls a die, and the other student records the number.
  • Dice Roll #2 – One student rolls a pair of dice, and the other student records what the number on each die and the roll’s total.

Each experiment is conducted 100 times, with the students exchanging roles halfway through. They then create a poster of their findings comparing the theoretical and experimental probabilities.


Sale Flyers
Have the students collect various sale flyers and create a poster showing the percentages off and the sale price of different items.

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