Can I Do It On My Own?
Can I Do It On My Own is about consumer math for 9-12 graders. It allows the students to explore the cost of living on their own after they graduate from high school. Students research different job salaries, apartment cost, car payments, personal budget, and paying off credit cards. This WebQuest contains many web addresses needed to complete this project.
Cooking with Chemistry
Cooking with Chemistry explores principles of chemistry and reactions in the real world using an exploration of a 4-course meal. Students examine each course and its recipe using links provided on the site and discover what chemical reactions are involved in making the dish successful. After exploring the chemical processes of the foods, students are asked to write a paragraph describing the chemistry involved and showing their understanding of the topic. Lastly, students must create their own recipe and explain the chemical significance of the ingredients that they chose.
Design Your Own Classroom
This WebQuest is designed for a high school Geometry class. In it, students create a sketch and mock-up of their dream classroom using web-based tools like Google Sketch-Up, and then they calculate the cost of materials using surface and area formulas. Students are required to use a variety of shapes. They then present their designs for review. This is a great activity for combining math, creativity, and technology.
Math and Sports
This WebQuest is designed to utilize specific processes that sports use in order to find statistics and other figures. Good computational skills are required to complete the tasks of computing baseball stats, draft order possibilities in the NBA Draft Lottery, and win-loss percentages. The students are required to research the processes within each task, study them, and utilize them in order to fulfill the specific requirements of each task. The students would then have to use technology and social media to record their findings.
This WebQuest centers around algebra and polynomials that are encountered many times in algebra. This WebQuest will have students combining like terms, using algebra tiles, and performing operations on polynomials, including factoring.
This site takes you straight to a WebQuest about probability for grades 9-12. This WebQuest leads students through a series of games and situations to help them answer questions about probability. The students begin by playing the games and getting a sense of how they are played and won. The students record data and create theoretical probabilities.
The Pythagorean Theorem
This site takes you into a WebQuest about the Pythagorean Theorem. The purpose of this Webquest is to teach you about one of the fundamental formulas of geometry, the Pythagorean Theorem; its creator, Pythagoras; and how to use the Pythagorean Theorem in everyday life. Although the layout and the students are asked to complete basic tasks, this is good introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem. It also provides some real life applications.
Sporting Geometry is a WebQuest that looks at the relationship between geometry and sports. Students are asked to appropriately define geometric terms, determine the most challenging sport, and create a sport themselves including rules.
Volume and Surface Area of Solids
Volume and Surface Area of Solids is a Mathematical WebQuest where the students act as designers and contractors, are asked to determine how much material is needed to build a playground tunnel and playhouse, and also what volume of paint is needed to coat the surface of the equipment. The publisher, ZUNAL, provides a free service for teachers and faculty to create WebQuests and share information online with others.