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Maths Magazine Project

PROJECT – CREATING A MATH MAGAZINE FOR SALE 
 This is a classic example of a project through which a girl, having found her niche, also found her relation with the subject. It is her magazine that is attached. She came to my class very scared of math. So much so that she would start crying. It is through these projects that she overcame her distaste of the subject and went to the extent of taking a class one day and taught algebra! 
AIM: 
To take an overview of the topics done in the 1st term. To be able to express them in their own words. To elicit inherent creativity of linguistic expression. To improve the grip of the math concepts covered. 
MATH INVOLVED: 
fractions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, applications) geometry – few properties decimals (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, applications) directed numbers (adding them using number line) 
INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN TO STUDENTS: 
Make a MATH MAGAZINE for sale, explaining any one from each of the main topics listed above. Your magazine should have: A report/story/article explaining the topics Pictures – drawn or cut-paste- with the explanations Few examples of each topic A headings/captions for each section A bit of researched work on music and fractions – optional (tabla/piano/guitar/any other) Minimum 5 A4 size papers, a cover and a back page. 
RUBRIC: 
Math explanations: 5 Examples: 5 Pictures: 5 Over all presentation: 5 
SKILLS INVOLVED: 
Information on mathematical terminology transference of knowledge linguistic expressions Research application in music (optional)
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