I had two weeks left in Geometry this year and I couldn't bear the thought of reviewing for 2 whole weeks. Not that my class couldn't have used the review, but ughhh!!!
So I searched for a project and I came across the paper roller coaster project. Click the link below to read about the project and to purchase the templates if you're interested.
Paper Roller Coaster Project Website
I'd like to tell you about my experience with this project.
Since, I had never attempted this project before, I gave the students no guidelines before we began. I showed a few pictures from the website, but other than that, I handed them paper and tape and told them to have at it.
The beginning of the project was very slow...it took them a long time to cut out the pieces for the structure and then start taping them together.
But, then this happened...