by Kimberly King, Buffalo State College
The students redesign their room by determining how much trim, carpet, and wallpaper they need using area and perimeter. They will find out how much something like this costs, get a loan, and figure out the interest and monthly payments. Then they will have to use all the information that they gathered to write a letter to their parents, convincing them to approve their room.
This WebQuest is designed to relate eighth grade math into a real life situation. This project incorpoarates several topics that are covered in the curriculum and is a good way to review and use previous knowledge. It uses perimeter,area, scale factor, finding a percent, and finding simple interest.