Grade 8 Math: Modelling FINAL PROJECT Name: ________________ Since you will NOT have a test on this topic

, you must communicate your understanding on 1 of the two topics: a) • • • • • Create a step by step guide on how to draw a box & whisker plot Create a survey that allows you to gather a range of data Explain why the question surveyed is important to know about. Ask a minimum of 50 people on a topic of your choice. Teacher approval is needed. You must gather data that can be sorted using a stem & leaf plot. You will gather the following information: 1. 2. 3. 4. • • Raw Data (organize it in a clear way) Mean & Median Lower & Upper Quartiles Range

Use this data to create a box & whisker plot. You will also interpret the box & whisker plot and explain the significance of each aspect.

b) Create a step by step guide on how to use a clinometer. • You will pick an object of your choice as an example of how to determine it’s height. You will need to include: 1. 2. 3. 4. How to make a clinometer & actual clinometer (include photos) Photos of the object you are measuring Photos of you taking the measurements Scale diagram of how to find the height of the object

The choice of Presentation can be one of the following: • Poster, Power-point, Word Document, …etc. (to be negotiated) • The aim is to communicate your understanding in a format that is engaging and concise. • The project will be completed on your own.

8 Math - FINAL PROJECT : MODELLING
Student Name: CATEGORY A. Mathematical Concepts ________________________________________ 4 Explanation shows complete understanding of the mathematical concepts used to solve the problem(s). Correct terminology and notation are always used, making it easy to understand what was done. Typically, uses an efficient and effective strategy to solve the problem(s). This is clearly communicated with no flaws or missed info. The work is presented in a neat, clear, organized fashion that is easy to read. The format is presented in an engaging fashion. The information is organized exceptionally well. 3 Explanation shows substantial understanding of the mathematical concepts used to solve the problem(s). Correct terminology and notation are usually used, making it fairly easy to understand what was done. Typically, uses an effective strategy to solve the problem(s). Strategy is communicated with minor flaws or missed info. 2 Explanation shows some understanding of the mathematical concepts needed to solve the problem(s). Correct terminology and notation are used, but it is sometimes not easy to understand what was done. Sometimes uses an effective strategy to solve problems, but does not do it consistently. Strategy is partially communicated with flaws or missing info. The work is presented in an organized fashion but may be hard to read at times. The format shows minimal attempt at organizing the information. 1 Explanation shows very limited understanding of the underlying concepts needed to solve the problem(s) OR is not written. There is little use, or a lot of inappropriate use, of terminology and notation.

B. Mathematical Terminology and Notation

C. Strategy/Procedures

Rarely uses an effective strategy to solve problems. Not communicated in the work. Major flaws are present or missing info.

D. Neatness and Organization

The work is presented in a neat and organized fashion that is usually easy to read. The format demonstrates a committed effort to organize the information.

The work appears sloppy and unorganized. It is hard to know what information goes together. The format is attempted. The project appears to be rushed.

E. Presentation

Student Evaluation (Evaluate yourself on each section once your project is complete): A. _______ B. ________ C. _________ D. _________ E. __________

DUE DATE: Wednesday October 10th, 2007