Mathematics Projects

Geometry, 10th Grade

Designing a Tattoo

by Faiva Fonohema

Teacher: Cornelio "CJ" Ancheta

Project Description

The project is about applying the various geometric shapes and incorporating the basic elements of art in creating a tattoo. The student is inspired by his cultural background depicting a horse. A closer look at the artwork shows the intricate and extensive use of triangles, trapezoids, and parallel lines while incorporating some of the elements of arts such as lines, form, and color.

Math Standards: CC.9-12.G.CO.12: Make a formal geometric constructions with a variety of tools and methods.

Fine Arts: Hawaii Content and Performance Standards (HCPS) III for Fine Arts

Standard 1: VISUAL ARTS: Understand and apply art materials, techniques, and processes in the creation of works of art and understand how the visual arts communicate a variety of ideas, feelings, and experiences.

Volume Video.mp4

Geometry, 10th Grade

Investigating Volume Using Authentic Scenario

by: Kade Cunningham and Kuhao Murray

Teacher: Cornelio "CJ" Ancheta

Project Description

The desired outcome for this project is that the students will select a topic in Geometry that they have learned in class and create a video tutorial. In this project, the students selected the topic of "Volume" using a sports bottle as visual aid. Their strategy was to incorporate an authentic scenario in order for the content to be presented in a more practical and fun way.


Math Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.C.9

Know the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Fine Arts: Hawaii Content and Performance Standards (HCPS) III for Fine Arts

Standard 3: DRAMA and THEATER: Understand and apply the skills of acting, design, and technical theater and understand the role of drama in various cultures throughout history

Algebra, 9th grade

Systems of Equations Project


Teacher: Cassie Jacinto

Project Description

This project allowed students to demonstrate all the learning they acquired during this short, yet intense 5 week class. During those 5 weeks students were exposed to solving 1,2 and multistep equations as well as how best to deal with variables. Students also learnt the important skills of converting equations from standard form to slope intercept form as well as graphing substitution and elimination. The culminating project represents components of many of the topics taught above.

Geometry Honors, 9th grade

When Will We Ever Use This?

Teacher: Cassie Jacinto

This project allowed students to explore real world applications gleaned from the material covered in this course. For example: Alex wants to build an L shaped swimming pool in his backyard, but how does he find the volume of the pool to see how much water is needed to fill it up? The pool they want is 40 ft. in length, 20 ft. in width, and 5 ft in depth. What is the volume for the whole pool? Students wrestled with these real world, geometry solvable projects and also needed to implement algebra to solve many of their tasks.

Geometry Honors, 9th grade

Recreate a Famous Painting

Teacher: Cassie Jacinto

Students explored famous paintings and attempted their best recreations using entirely geometric shapes! This fun and challenging project ultimately produced some excellent renditions as seen below:

Honors Algebra II, 10th grade

Presentation of Knowledge

Teacher: Kulani Akahi

This project was the midterm cumulative assessment for Honors Algebra 2. Students were required to choose 2 problems from the first half of our curriculum (about 7 chapters to choose from) and create a 3-8 minute presentation to explain the process to solve. Students could choose their preferred media for the presentation; most students chose to use either Google slides, video, or some combination. They needed to include a detailed explanation, pertinent vocabulary, relevant mathematical practices, and real life applications.They were graded using a rubric that was provided to them at the beginning of the assignment and were given approximately a week to complete the assignment.

Honors Geometry - 9th grade

Solving Triangles Using Trig Ratios

Teacher: Michelle Abad

Project description:

Students were asked to create a tutorial for other students using a real world example of how to solve triangles using trig ratios and explain the sine, cosine and/or tangent ratios as they apply to their model. The tutorial had to be created using a digital platform.