The Antarctica Project: A Middle School Mathematics Unit

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Antarctica is a big place, large enough to provide ample opportunities to learn about math. A two-week unit teaches middle school mathematics concepts using project-based learning. The resource covers functions, geometry (area, perimeter, surface area, scale drawings), and measurement by having learners design a research station in the Antarctic.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a science teacher for the unit
  • Invite a research scientist to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Activities require a variety of materials; see Detailed Unit Map table for necessary supplies
Pros

  • Includes worksheets and daily homework assignments
  • Lists complete and detailed instructions for how to conduct each activity
Cons

  • None