Each option is worth up to 50 points. You may select up to four different options.

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Read a math-related book at least 50 pages in length, and write a ½-1 page report on the book answering the questions below.

1) Title, author, date of publication and number of pages of the book that you read

2) How and/or why did you select the book that you read?

3) Write a summary of the book (main characters, plot, climax, main idea(s), setting, etc.)

4) Describe 2-3 mathematical concepts that you learned. If you learned more than three, you can choose the ones that either interested you or amazed you the most. If you did not learn any new concepts, describe some that you already knew and indicate so.

5) What is your opinion about the book?

6) To whom, if anybody, would you recommend the book (e.g., your other classmates, children under 10, people who love/hate math, etc.)?

You may write your report in either essay form or outline form where you write the answer below the question.

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

by Malba Tahan

by Theoni Pappas

by Dale Seymour Publications

by Edwin A. Abbott

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Watch a math-related movie and write a ½-1 page report of the movie answering the questions below:

1) Name, genre and length of the movie

2) How and/or why did you select the movie that you watched?

3) Write a summary of the movie (main characters, plot, climax, main idea(s), setting, etc.)

4) Describe 2-3 mathematical concepts that you learned. If you learned more than three, you can choose the ones that either interested you or amazed you the most. If you did not learn any new concepts, describe some that you already knew and indicate so.

5) What is your opinion about the movie?

6) To whom, if anybody, would you recommend the movie (e.g., your other classmates, children under 10, people who love/hate math, etc.)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZH3PBdH5WQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llg5VODW6n4

The TV series "

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Write a research paper (1-2 pages, double-spaced) about the mathematician or topic of your choice. Indicate why you chose that topic or mathematician. Assume that your reader knows nothing about your topic, so include any background information that he/she might need to know, and what you learned about it.

Fibonacci numbers

Paschal’s Triangle

Prime Numbers

Euclid

Pythagoras

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Select up to five (5) sections in the Geometry enrichment workbook below. Print out the page, do your work, and submit them. If you do not have a printer, do the work on a separate sheet of paper and label it (title of the section). Each page is worth up to 10 points.

http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0078778549/467507/geoenrich.pdf

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Choose an activity or event, and write about the event, and how you see math being used there. For example, you may attend a show, and write about what kind of formations you see, what percentage of the stage is being covered, the average earnings that might have been collected in ticket sales, the beat of the songs, the average speed of a song or type of music per minute, etc. Some events include shows, dance parties, rallies, sport tournaments, cheerleading competitions,etc.

You would have to include information about the event (name and type of event, date, time, location), and then describe how you saw math in the event. Finally, you need to write a reaction about the event (what you thought about it, how can it be better, etc.).

You may write about an event that you already attended, and for which you can prove that you attended it.

Your report must be at least 300 words in length, and you must include some proof that you attended the event (e.g., the ticket stub, a picture, a program, etc.).

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Find an article related to math or with math in it, and write a paragraph with the following information:

Title and author of the article

Where did you read it?

When?

What was it about?

What, if anything, did you learn from the article?

**They are due by Tuesday, January 19th. You may submit it either via e-mail, or in person.**▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

__Option 1__Read a math-related book at least 50 pages in length, and write a ½-1 page report on the book answering the questions below.

**Note:**If your book is too long, you may either read the first 50 pages, or skim through the book to get the main points. Just indicate what you did on question #1 in your report (i.e., did you read the entire book, read the first 50 pages or skimmed through the book?).1) Title, author, date of publication and number of pages of the book that you read

2) How and/or why did you select the book that you read?

3) Write a summary of the book (main characters, plot, climax, main idea(s), setting, etc.)

4) Describe 2-3 mathematical concepts that you learned. If you learned more than three, you can choose the ones that either interested you or amazed you the most. If you did not learn any new concepts, describe some that you already knew and indicate so.

5) What is your opinion about the book?

6) To whom, if anybody, would you recommend the book (e.g., your other classmates, children under 10, people who love/hate math, etc.)?

You may write your report in either essay form or outline form where you write the answer below the question.

__Here are some book suggestions:__*The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure*by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

*The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures*by Malba Tahan

*Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales*by Theoni Pappas

*Mathematicians Are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great**Mathematicians*by Dale Seymour Publications

*Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions*by Edwin A. Abbott

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__Option 2__Watch a math-related movie and write a ½-1 page report of the movie answering the questions below:

1) Name, genre and length of the movie

2) How and/or why did you select the movie that you watched?

3) Write a summary of the movie (main characters, plot, climax, main idea(s), setting, etc.)

4) Describe 2-3 mathematical concepts that you learned. If you learned more than three, you can choose the ones that either interested you or amazed you the most. If you did not learn any new concepts, describe some that you already knew and indicate so.

5) What is your opinion about the movie?

6) To whom, if anybody, would you recommend the movie (e.g., your other classmates, children under 10, people who love/hate math, etc.)?

**Here are some suggestions:****“Donald in Mathmagic Land”**http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZH3PBdH5WQ

**“Flatland: The movie”:**https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfglluny8Z0**“The Phantom Tollbooth”**http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llg5VODW6n4

**“A Beautiful Mind”****"Good Will Hunting"**The TV series "

**Numb3rs"**, which can be found at Amazon Prime Instant Video, Netflix, and other services.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

__Option 3__Write a research paper (1-2 pages, double-spaced) about the mathematician or topic of your choice. Indicate why you chose that topic or mathematician. Assume that your reader knows nothing about your topic, so include any background information that he/she might need to know, and what you learned about it.

**Sample topics:**Fibonacci numbers

Paschal’s Triangle

Prime Numbers

Euclid

Pythagoras

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__Option 4__Select up to five (5) sections in the Geometry enrichment workbook below. Print out the page, do your work, and submit them. If you do not have a printer, do the work on a separate sheet of paper and label it (title of the section). Each page is worth up to 10 points.

**Here is the link for the Geometry’s workbook:**http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0078778549/467507/geoenrich.pdf

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Option 5Option 5

Choose an activity or event, and write about the event, and how you see math being used there. For example, you may attend a show, and write about what kind of formations you see, what percentage of the stage is being covered, the average earnings that might have been collected in ticket sales, the beat of the songs, the average speed of a song or type of music per minute, etc. Some events include shows, dance parties, rallies, sport tournaments, cheerleading competitions,etc.

You would have to include information about the event (name and type of event, date, time, location), and then describe how you saw math in the event. Finally, you need to write a reaction about the event (what you thought about it, how can it be better, etc.).

You may write about an event that you already attended, and for which you can prove that you attended it.

Your report must be at least 300 words in length, and you must include some proof that you attended the event (e.g., the ticket stub, a picture, a program, etc.).

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Option 6Option 6

Find an article related to math or with math in it, and write a paragraph with the following information:

Title and author of the article

Where did you read it?

When?

What was it about?

What, if anything, did you learn from the article?