## *Dear Parents and Students,*

For our 3rd 9 weeks project, students will be planning a trip to another country, as part of their “Think Show” Project. Students will have the opportunity to make decisions about travel plans that will encompass mathematics calculations, geography, economics, social studies, and language arts. This project covers many aspects of technology research skills, budgets, estimation, and real life situations. The students will also utilize their creativity and art skills to create a 3D model (replica) of a landmark/attraction located in any city of the country that they choose. The end result will be that students will have a better understanding of real world expenses and effective vacation planning. The students should be able to use the data that they have gathered to assist in planning a “real” trip in the future. The models that they create will be put on display during the “Think Show.” All projects are due on February 27, 2012. Projects will receive a 20 point deduction for each day that it is late. ThinkShow projects are MANDATORY for all students.

Materials Needed:

o Internet Access (to gather data)

o Trip Calculations /City Data

o Typed Information about their monument/landmark/attraction (1-2 paragraphs)

o Project Review Sheet

o Sturdy poster board or cardboard to use as a __base__ for the model

o Materials for making your model (any materials that are needed)

o Models should be at least 6 inches in width and height.

**Project must be labeled with the title of the landmark, the city, and the country.*

**No pre-made or store bought models (legos, doll houses, pre-assembled houses/structures, etc)*

**All data sheets should be completely filled out neatly and submitted together in a clear report cover or neatly stapled.*

**All projects should be NEAT, creative, and colorful! *

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*---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------**ALL students are required to complete a ThinkShow project. If you have questions regarding the project please contact Mrs. Long at 416-1588 or *__rmsteacher@att.net__ at least a week prior to the due date, so that you have plenty of time to complete the project correctly. Contacting Mrs. Long to ask for an extension of the deadline is not an option.

**Note projects CAN be turned in early!!!* (Beginning February 23, 2012)*

Name:_________________________________________________________________________

__Trip Information__

__City Data __

Country Name:______________________________________________________________________

City name :___________________________________________________________________________

City Population:______________________________________________________________________

What landmark/monument/attraction did you choose for your display? (Name and description)

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Why did you choose this landmark for your display?

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What is the distance from Memphis to your destination?_____________________

__Cost of travel to your destination:__

__Airtravel:__

Airline:______________________________________________________

Round Trip $ (per person):________________________________

Who will be traveling with you?

____________________________________________________________________________________

**Total cost for airline tickets?_______________________________**

__Cost of Boarding(Hotel):__

Hotel Name, address, and telephone number:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What is the cost per night?______________________

How many nights will you stay? (2-4):__________________________

**What is the total cost of your stay at the hotel?**___________________________

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__Cost of Entertainment:__

List the three tourist attractions that you plan to visit:

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What is the cost of admission for these attractions?

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**What is your total cost for entertainment?**

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__Cost of Food:__

Use the estimations below to determine how much you will spend on food during your trip:

Breakfast: $10.00; Lunch: $15.00; Dinner: $25.00

How much will it cost __you__ to eat for 1 day?______________________

How much will it cost __you__ to eat for the entire trip?______________________

__Cost of shopping:__

How much do you plan to spend on souvenirs? ($100-$400):_________________________________

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**Grand Total Cost**:__________________

What did you learn from doing this project?

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If you had to do this project again, what would you change about it?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Mrs. Long’s Pre-Algebra Class: Ratio, Percent, Proportion Project (Choices!)

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__rmsteacher@att.net__at least a week prior to the due date, so that you have plenty of time to complete the project correctly. Contacting Mrs. Long to ask for an extension of the deadline is not an option.

__City Data__

__Cost of travel to your destination:__

__Cost of Boarding(Hotel):__

__Cost of Entertainment:__

__Cost of Food:__

__Cost of shopping:__**Math - Ratio, Percent, & Proportion Project**

**Mrs. Long**

**Goal: 100 points by January 27, 2012**

**Section I: Level C. Choose 60 pts. Maximum**

1. Write down 5 examples of percentages. (5 pts.)

2. Find the percentage of each color in a bag of skittles and make a chart showing your results. (10 pts.)

3. A can of coke costs $ .65. A 2-liter bottle costs $1.29. Which container gives more coke for the money? (10 pts.): Hint: Compare the ounces! Show your work.

4. What percentage of our class are girls? What percentage are boys? (5 pts.) Show your work.

5. Be involved by taking notes & completing your RR Challenge correctly. (5 pts per day maximum: 4 days)

6. Choose 20 problems from Page EP 14 Part D E. Copy each problem and show your work. (15 pts.)

7. Pick 3 different percentages from a sales ad and glue them to a piece of paper. Using a chart write each one three different ways (fraction, decimal, ratio, etc.). (20 pts.)

8. Write and solve a word problem using percentages to buy an article of clothing. (10 pts.)

9. Define ratio and proportion. (5 pts.)

**Section II: Level B. Choose only one. (20 pts.)**

1. What percent of a banana is edible? (Bring a banana to school and weigh it with and without the peel during lunch to determine what percent is edible) . Explain what you did to get your answer.

2. Determine the amount of sodium (or any other ingredient listed on the nutritional label) in grams of 10 different canned foods. Present your information in a chart. Which food had the most sodium?

3. What percentage of space does your body occupy in this room? How many people of your size fit into the room? (You can work on this during lunch if needed)

**Section III: Level A. Choose only one. (20 pts.)**

1. Interview a teacher, counselor, administrator, or parent asking how percentages are important in their job. Write a-half to one page summary of your findings.

2. Research and determine the percentage of food thrown away by people in the United States. Write a-half to one page summary of your findings.

Grading Scale: A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69.

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Mrs. Long’s Pre-Algebra Class: Popsicle Stick House Project

Date Issued: September 27, 2011

Now that you have fixed your house in your Science project, you will now construct a replica of your house using Popsicle sticks. When you are finished you will determine the

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__Area__**of your house, and the cubic inches of your house. You will then create 5 math problems related to the dimensions of your house. The problems must include square root problems and cube root problems. The questions must be typed, must be multiple-choice, and must be turned in at the same time as your project. Your house should be neat, and visually attractive. Your peers will vote to determine who receives the “Peer Choice Award.” Projects will be either individual or with a partner. The projects will be due on October 4, 2011.**

__Perimeter__· YouTube Video: Search: How to make Popsicle house. (Will be viewed in class)

Materials Needed:

· Popsicle Sticks: Purchased from craft stores (Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joanne’s, etc.)

· Glue: Wood Glue, Elmer’s Glue, Hot Glue, etc. (Hot glue dries faster, but be careful. Ask a parent/adult for help if needed)

· Decorations (you decide)

· Paint (optional)

*Show your creativity. You may add other materials or objects to help enhance your beautiful home.