One of the most fun projects I’ve come across is from a San Francisco teacher, who built a task out of an Oreo claim. In this task, students gather data comparing Oreos to Double Stuff Oreos, and use a system of equations to determine whether the “double-stuf “claim is valid.
Resources to Make This Work
- Blog post that initially describes this task.
- Task in .pdf form.
- A complete list outlining all posts related to this problem (An Oreology).
Enjoy this one. Your students will.
Update/Edit (August 21, 2013): This one took off in the media recently. Dan Anderson ran this activity in his class, and CNN and Fox picked up the story.