Mathematics 12 Research project
Specific Curriculum Outcome
MRP01 Research and give a presentation on topic that involves the application of mathematics.
MRP01 Research and give a presentation on topic that involves the application of mathematics.
Activities
 Mathematics Research Project from Alberta Assessment Consortium  Sample topics and rubrics from the AAC.
 Big Bass Jackpot  The Big Bass Wheel is an arcade game that spits out tickets. It's a big spinning sixteen sided drum with a pointer. On fifteen of the faces are scores of between 10 and 50 tickets, but on one face is the magic 1000. Students could investigate the average amount of tickets the machine pays out. Is the spot the arrow lands on random or is there skill involved? What is the values of a ticket that the machine pays out?
 Nerf Ammo  Which type of darts are the best buy for a Nerf gun. Base your decision on research into distance, accuracy, reliability, etc. Nerf research project from Youtube.
 Which Ice Cream Brand Actually Has the Most Cookie Dough? from BuzzFeed  The good folks at Buzz put four popular pints of ice cream to the test to see which one gives you the most dough for your dough. They tests a pint of each to weigh how much cookie dough chunks were in each one and then figured out what percentage of the ice cream was cookie dough. Brilliant research. You could extend this with a taste test to see if people prefer more cookie dough in their cookie dough ice cream. Great excuse to eat some ice cream.


 Emoji Usage Statistics  Did you know that Canadians score highest for the poop emoji compared to other countries. What about the students in your school?

 The Payday Loan industry in Nova Scotia  Look into the locations of Payday loan businesses. Article from the Globe and Mail  Payday loans: Predatory loan sharks or crucial fix in a pinch?