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					                        Math Is Everywhere Project
Name ________________________________________________________ Due Date ___________________________

Book Theme: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Math Concept: _____________________________________________________________________________________
                                    Building Washington, D.C. is an example of a PowerMath book that uses the
                                    math concept of Measuring the Areas of Rectangular Shapes. If you were using
                                    this book, your project would combine information about Washington, D.C.
                                    along with the math concept of measuring the areas of rectangular shapes.

                                                                    Project Goals

                                           Create a poster using the math concept and the real world idea
                                           Explain the math concept
                                           Combine the math concept with the book theme
                                           Use examples of the math concept correctly throughout your poster
                                           Exhibit your project for others to use as a learning tool
                                           5 Paragraph Essay (Language Arts Connection)
                                           Present your project to the class (5 minute time limit)


Since you have chosen your own PowerMath book theme and math concept, your project is unique to you. This
project is a creative way of making the connection between a math concept and a real world idea, place, or
theme. Your poster should clearly explain the math concept in a creative manner using the book theme. Your
project will be exhibited so that all students will have an opportunity to learn from what you have created.

You will receive 4 grades for this project – poster grade (math), essay grade (math and language arts), and
presentation grade (math).

Rubric for Poster – This rubric will be used to assess your poster.

4   Your project has that polished look, is well thought out and very creative. You explain the math concept
clearly and have used the book theme as a means to express the math concept. Your math examples are correct.
Grade = A

3   Your project looks neat, is well thought out and creative. You explain the math concept clearly and have
used the book theme as a means to express the math concept. Your math examples are correct.
Grade = B

2   Your project looks sloppy. Your explanation of the math concept is somewhat unclear, but you have used
the book theme as a means to express the math concept. Your math examples have some errors.
Grade = C

1   Your project looks sloppy and incomplete. Your explanation of the math concept is unclear and you have
not used the book theme as a means to express the math concept. Your math examples have many errors.
Grade = D

0   Your project is very sloppy and incomplete. Your explanation of the math concept is incorrect and you
have not used the book theme as a means to express the math concept. Your math examples are incorrect.
Grade = F
Rubric for Essay – The language arts rubric will be used to assess your essay.

5   The Light Shines! Wow!

4   The Light is ON! You Got It!

3   The Light is Dim. You Need More!

2   The Light Flickers. Something is Wrong!

1   The Light is Broken. Everything is Wrong!

0   The Bulb is Missing!


       Your essay should be well thought out and should reflect your absolute best writing ability.


Essay requirements:
Paragraph 1 – Introduction (Include the title of book and the author.)
Paragraph 2 – Math Concept
Paragraph 3 – Real World Connection
Paragraph 4 – Observations, Impressions, Reflection
Paragraph 5 – Conclusion



Rubric for Presentation – This rubric will be used to assess your presentation.

4   Your enthusiasm is contagious. You clearly present (communicate) the math concept and the real world
idea. You reflect on your project and how this real world math is used daily. You are well prepared and it is
obvious that you practiced your presentation. Grade = A

3    Your enthusiasm is mediocre. You present (communicate) the math concept and the real world idea . You
reflect on your project and how this real world math is used daily. Grade = B

2  Your enthusiasm is low . Your explanation of the math concept or the real world idea is somewhat unclear.
You are not well prepared for your presentation. Grade = C

1   Your enthusiasm is not contagious. Your explanation of the math concept is unclear and you have not used
the book theme as a means to express the math concept. You are not prepared and it is appears that you did not
practice your presentation. Grade = D

0    No Presentation! Grade = F

				
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