The final weeks of the school year have arrived and finding ways to keep your kids actively engaged in the math classroom is more challenging than ever.
Having students work on math-related projects is a great way to keep their attention and break up the monotony of the normal classroom routine.
The following list of project ideas can be modified to appropriately challenge and engage math students at the elementary and middle school levels.
So, which project are you going to share with your kids?
1.) The Theme Park Project
Description: Students use area and perimeter skills to design the layout of the perfect theme park.
2.) The Ultimate Paper Airplane Competition
by Michael at www.thethinkerbuilder.com
Description: Working in groups, students must design and construct a paper airplane that can survive four rounds of performance tasks, including hang-time and distance.
3.) STEM Engineering Challenges
Description: Check out these 5 engineering challenges for kids. All challenges require the use of wooden clothespins, binder clips, and craft sticks!
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4.) Pirate-Themed Escape Room
by Teresa at www.teacherspayteachers.com
Description: Your class has been captured by a group of swashbuckling pirates! They must use their math skills to escape.
5.) STEM Parachutes
Description: Design and construct a parachute that will stay in the air the longest.
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6.) Plan Your Dream Vacation
Description: Students work in groups using a budget to plan all aspects of their dream vacation.
7.) The Fraction Kit
Description: Help your kids gain a deeper understanding of equivalent fractions with this fun hands-on activity!
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8.) Extreme Playground Makeover
Description: Modeled after the T.V. show, students are in charge of designing an extreme playground design using geometric shapes, elements, and properties.
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9.) End of Year Reflection Infographic
Description: As the calendar year draws to a close, engage your students with this fun and creative personal reflection and infographic activity.
10.) Outdoor Math Games
Description: The fresh air and change of scenery can be just what children need to get excited about playing with and practicing math concepts.
Have any more ideas for awesome end-of-year math project ideas? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
By Anthony Persico
Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.