Algebra I Questionbook - The Project
                © '01, A. Azzolino

    The project focuses on written and oral communications skills and mastery of some topic in mathematics. Some project related questions are completed in class, others "at home," others in the instructor's office. They include: choosing a topic, rough draft, final draft, presentation, extra problem, web page.

The project questions are:
Pr1. Obtain instructor's approval of title/topic.
Choose a topic and through an email message obtain the instructor's approval of a project topic for a 10-minute lecture presentation on material covered in the course or related to the course.
Pr2.& Pr3. Write and submit a draft of your presentation notes and hand out.
Obtain approval of the a 2-page, 8-1/2" x 11" paper, draft of your project notes.
The draft serves two purposes:
  · It provides a written record of your oral presentation & permits students to listen and supplement your notes rather that take extensive notes.
  · It is a prop or invisibe means of support reminding you that you are the expert on the topic and have planned the presentation well.
Pr4. Conference with prof.
Have a conference with the instructor about the focus, content, and presentation of your project.
This is not a formal meeting, just a few minutes of discussion, after the prof has reviewed and made suggestions on you first draft or its revision(s) and because the draft is in need of further revision.
If the prof feels after your revision(s) that a conference is not necessary, credit will be given for the conference, but the meeting need not occur.
Pr5. Obtain approval of the final version of your notes.
Once obtained, an INK or COMPUTED PRINTED copy of the final version must be submitted to the prof to be duplicated for the class and posted on the college web site.
Pr6. Make your presentation to the class.
Pr7. Write and answer, after you have made your oral presentation, one additional test or exam question of "B student difficulty."
Pr8. After approval of final draft, create a web page using this content.
Some of the Possible Project Topics or Titles
Basic Arithmetic & Algebraic Expressions
Order of Operations
0 ÷ 4 = 0 BUT 4 ÷ 0 is Undefined
Signed Number Computation
Any Number (OTZ) to the Zero Power is One
Writing Expressions: Sum, Product, Difference, Quotient
Writing Expressions with Term Tiles
Writing Expressions: The other number when the sum of two numbers is ..
Writing Expressions: Consecutive Integers
Writing Expressions on the Graphing Calculator
Evaluating Expressions with Term Tiles and Paper and Pencil
Evaluating Expressions on the Graphing Calculator
Properties of the Real Numbers
Polynomial Expressions
Laws of Exponents
Scientific Notation
Adding & Subtracting Polynomials with Term Tiles
Adding & Subtracting Polynomials the Mentally, Horizontally, Vertically
Multiplying Polynomials with Term Tiles
Multiplying Polynomials the Long and Short Ways
Dividing Polynomials with Term Tiles
Dividing Polynomials
Factoring Trinomials with Term Tiles
Factoring Special Products
The Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
Factoring Ordinary Polynomials
Factoring Trinomials where the Leading Coefficient Is Not One
Equation Versus Expression
Solving Equations with Term Tiles
Solving equations using the graphing calculator
Solving system of equation by graphing
How to Solve Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Solutions to Equations with One Variable and with Two Variables
Linear Combination and Substitution
Application Problems in Two Variables
Consecutive Integer Problems
Geometry & Algebra
Angles and Computing Their Measures Algebraically
Trinagles and Computing Their Sides Algebraically
Area Formulas
Solutions to Linear Equations: Symbolic
Solutions to Linear Equations: Graphic
Solution and Mixture Problems
A Calculator Program for Slope
Rational (Fractional) Expressions
Addition of algebraic fractions
Multiplying algebraic fractions
Dividing a Polymomial by a Monomial
Simplifying Complex Fractions
Graphic Representation
Writing Equations for Lines
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Irrational (Radicals) & Rational Expressions
Simplifying Radical Expressions
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