How to Make Math Projects

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Math projects help students understand a specific math concept or idea. When you are making math projects, you are doing an in-depth study of one of those concepts. Math projects can be done about any type of math concept, from one in kindergarten all the way through high school. Doing a math project is an easy process -- it's the actual concept that might give you trouble.

    Focus on the topic for which you are going to do a math concept. It is important that you have a full understanding of the concept so that you can complete the project. If you don't know anything about the concept, or you aren't sure you understand it, get some books or find some information on the Internet about your subject.

    Come up with an angle for your project. Even though it is a project about math, there are many different ways for you to do the project. You might write a paper, create a presentation, write a blog, shoot a video or even make a diagram or 3-D model of whatever your math concept or subject is. You'll need to decide which type of project you are doing before you can get started.

    Figure out how your concept will fit into the angle you've chosen. For instance, if you are going to write a report, and your concept is fractions, decide if you'd like to write about the history of fractions, how to work with fractions, or even what fractions are used for in real life. If your concept is geometry and your project is going to be a 3-D model, decide which shapes you are going to make your models of, and how the models will help you display the geometric concepts.

    Gather the materials you'll need for your specific math project. Things like a computer, pencil and paper will be important if your project is a research paper. You might need clay, plastic or paper mache if you are making models. You will need presentation software or poster board if your project is going to be a presentation.

    Find your research and create your project materials. Be sure that you follow your own plan, but also pay attention to what your teacher has assigned and asked you to do so you can be sure you complete it correctly.


About the Author

Terrance Karter has served as a reporter, reviewer and columnist for "The Exponent," as well as a contributor to the "Shelterbelt," both based in northeast South Dakota. Karter holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Northern State University in South Dakota.

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