LET'S PLAN A MATH FAIR

By

Pearline Scott

                                                 


This is a lesson design to help teachers plan a Math Fair.

WHAT IS A MATH FAIR?

         A math fair  is an exhibit of items that relate to Mathematics. Students may select to write and biography of a famous mathematician, to explain a theory, or to solve a problem using a formula. Students may even invent a game using different mathematical concepts.

 

GETTING STARTED

    Each student must select a topic. Below is a list of topics. Students must decide on how to develop their topics. They may do a written report that must be displayed.

 

The Report

    This is the research, the student must find out as much as possible about their topics. Students should make use of the school's library and regional  library.

The Exhibit Design

       The display must be free standing. No part of the project my be placed on the floor.

Use large poster boards or exhibit boards. The dimensions must not exceed 5ft. wide by 5ft. high.

Oral presentation

      The presentation should be lucid, articulate, and interesting. The student must be  knowledgeable and convincing.

 

MATH FAIR TOPICS

Famous Mathematician                                                           Ratio and Proportion

Women Mathematician                                                           Percents

Pythagorean Theorem                                                             Probability 

Graphing                                                                                 Estimating  

Tessellations                                                                            Money Sense

Triangles                                                                                 Geometry

Logic                                                                                      Fibonacci 

How to measure Area                                                             Euclid

 

HERE IS A LIST OF INTERESTING WEB SITES THAT I MAY USE:

 


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