Algebra Question

Here is the project description from your syllabus.

Description

Projects can take various forms, such as Zines, lecture videos, exams with solutions manuals/grading rubrics, and more. These projects allow you to demonstrate your mastery of the material in ways that suit your learning style.

  1. Zines: Create a visually engaging zine that explains key concepts from a selected section. Use illustrations, diagrams, and concise explanations to convey the material.
  2. Lecture Videos: Develop a series of short lecture videos covering specific topics within a section. Explain concepts, provide examples, and guide viewers through problem-solving. (Most strongly recommended)
  3. Exams with Solutions Manuals and Grading Rubrics: Design a comprehensive exam that tests understanding of a particular section. Include a solutions manual with detailed explanations and a grading rubric for self-assessment. (Strongly recommended)
  4. Interactive Online Modules: Create interactive online modules using platforms like HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. Include animations, quizzes, and simulations to illustrate concepts from various sections.
  5. Graphical Representations: Develop graphical representations, such as infographics or posters, to visually explain the relationships and applications of concepts within a section.
  6. Educational Board Games: Create an educational board game centered around calculus concepts. Include rules, game pieces, and questions that reinforce learning through play. (Strongly recommended)
  7. Peer Teaching Sessions: Organize and lead a peer teaching session on a specific topic. Prepare materials, examples, and engage your classmates in the learning process. (Strongly recommended)
  8. Mathematical Modeling Project: Develop a mathematical model for a real-world problem, applying the principles of calculus. Present your model, assumptions, and conclusions. (Strongly recommended)
  9. Data Analysis Project: Collect and analyze data, applying calculus concepts to draw conclusions. Present your findings and explain how calculus contributes to the interpretation of data.
  10. Artistic Expression: Express calculus concepts through art, whether it’s through paintings, sculptures, or digital art. Use creativity to convey mathematical ideas.
  11. Programming Project: Develop a computer program or script that simulates a calculus concept. Showcase your coding skills in solving mathematical problems. (Strongly recommended)

Effort

An individual project should take you about 1 day of work (3-6 hours). If a project takes more work, please let me know and we can consider counting it for more.

Sharing

Your project will require a presentation unless it is a video. Also, all projects will be shared with the class.

Examples

Here is a great video explaining one of the more interesting topics later in the semester.

Second, here is a more fun and creative project.