Algebra Project

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What would your dream house look like? A cottage? A medieval castle? High schoolers enrolled in Algebra design the perfect house while using slopes to write equations for various aspects of the project.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use this as a quick performance assessment project after a lesson on linear equations and slopes
Classroom Considerations
  • Prior knowledge of the slope formula is necessary to complete this project
  • Internet access might be beneficial for individuals to research different house designs
  • The worksheet includes a sample response for individuals to model their own responses
  • Multiple errors with bullet numbering and grammar
  • Reflection page focuses more on the design of the house than on the mathematics; very little math is involved in the entire project