Here you will find some generally introduction math and general life projects that allow you to be creative with math and in many situations see the real life basic application of maths and similar life useful topics. First are some ideas from us, then there are some premise math and similar projects from others. See also the maths and English assistance section of our website and the different creative English sections.
Math Projects, tasks, and similar
Use a tablet or your phone and go round inside and outside looking for examples of a math theme for example shapes, angles or patterns in the real world. Then make a collage poster identifying and explaining the theme.
Use your phone or a tablet to take real life examples of maths as you walk around for example is there maths in the kitchen? Canteen? Shops? Do a poster and explain your findings. You may also like to do a list of all the things that would not exist if maths did not exist.
Use a tablet, take photos of items then shade different fractions making an explanatory poster like using PicCollage.
You have a million to buy a house and the items you would need to live in this house. Use Rightmove and a shopping site. Make a PowerPoint.
Imagine you inherit £400,000 find a home. When you look compare the old sales prices with the current sales price to work out any profits or loss. Create a presentation PowerPoint.
Go on a cruise company website like P and O pick a cruise and use Google Earth to track the distances between ports (see English creative activities for more details).
Stock market game: You are given £100 to invest invest in the stock market over 3 months watch and graph how you get on.
Do a poster about world math facts.
Imagine you are moving into your first flat work out the items you would need to buy to move in and go shopping online. Work out the costs and do a poster.
Cost of basic foods over the last 3O years such as milk, eggs.
Investigate average wages over the last 30 years. Plot every 5 years.
Identify your favourite sports person/celebrity and collect maths statistics on them explaining why you think they are the best. Then do a presentation on them.
Work out your weekly and monthly budget and your main bills.
Make some math stories or comic strips to explain basic concepts.
Create a maths board game or card game and try it out with people.
You work for a local pet shop or are looking to get a pet yourself. Select a pet of your choice, research the pets needs and the costs of items needed like a tank, cage or bed. Do a poster or PowerPoint informing people.
Research famous British inventors.
Plan for a visit to a visitor attraction of your choice working out the costs involved. Also plan how you would get their and plan the times of your visit.
Research capitals of the world and do a fact sheet, PowerPoint or poster.
Use lolly sticks or straws and make a poster explaining different types of angles. Look for real life examples of angles and take photos then do a collage to explain.
Create a mini textbook, poster or animation or apps. to explain a maths concept of your choice to young children.
You work for a publishers. Write and solve some math word problems for a ‘fun’ children’s maths book.
Explore the number of countries still in the Commonwealth. Research the common wealth.
Research the history of English football league.
Research batsman who have scored a century.
Research the history and rules for a sport of your choice.
Plan a weeks healthy but tasty meals in a college canteen. Do a menu.
Use the Change for life app to monitor your food intake and how healthy it is, write down the information and provide healthy alternatives.
Make a creative poster to demonstrate the amount of sugar in different drinks and use the drink bottles in the large posters.
Look for real life examples of symmetry in company logos. Design some new logos for these companies that show different symmetry. Research a company who’s logo you have explored.
Research the tallest buildings in the world. Do a poster and explain the difference in size.
Research botanical gardens of the world and do a poster. Use Picture this and take photos of flowers, identify them and make a poster.
You work for a bank of your choice. Make posters about different financial topics like understanding debit cards, credit cards, banks, types of accounts.
Write some reviews for the different math websites. Which do you prefer and why? Try them out.
Use DoodleBuddy to create some math problems using pictures such as stickers from the app for mystery numbers and get others to solve them.
Design your own town, or city. Think what area different items need, what facilities and services are vital. You may find this Guardian article helpful https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jun/30/how-build-city-step-by-step-diy-guide
Do a weeks food shop for your family.
Document the seasons. Pick a tree or area of a garden and take regular photos of that exact spot or regular film and make a film of all seasons by the end of the year. Then write a description of the seasons.
Useful maths paper from Maths Sphere http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/MathSphereFreeGraphPaper.htm
Others Maths projects with all the materials
Tes math projects lots of optionshttp://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/tes-top-10-resource-collection-maths-projects/
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/zoo-project-10-full-lessons-on-perimeter-area-and-volume-l4-6-11034702Another zoo project this time from TES. The following topics are covered in this project, themed around zoo design:Area and Perimeter of squares, rectangles,Areas of parallelograms and triangles
Theme park creator projecthttp://musingsfromthemiddleschool.blogspot.com/2015/05/how-do-you-end-your-school-year.html
Bowland maths classroom projectshttps://www.bowlandmaths.org.uk/projects/
Flat Standly calculate how far he has travelledhttp://www.flatstanleyproject.com
Plan a vacation http://loveteachingkids.com/math/plan-a-vacation/
Create a fractions kitwith Mash up maths https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmWnMtLBJZM
Extreme Playground maker mathshttps://jenniferfindley.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Extreme-Playground.pdf
Stem garden design projecthttps://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/75820/garden-design
Stem financial maths activities like budgetinghttps://www.stem.org.uk/resources/collection/4288/financial-maths
NASSA Space math projectshttps://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/exploringmath/home/index.html