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### Pi Day Border Bundle

I am always excited as we approach March 14th, Pi Day!  In recognition of this day, I added Pi Day borders (or frames) that you can add to any activity you plan on doing that day in your classroom.  I am thinking that my entire school needs to be involved with Pi Day this year... reciting contest, eating contest... any ideas?

Download the Pi Border Bundle here.

### Creative Critters Geometry Project

Every year I complete a Geometry Project on Surface Area and Volume.  It is by far the students' favorite project of the year, and you will see why!  I will be uploading my past projects (see below) from students shortly so hang tight!  I love to see students' creativity come alive through this project!

Download the project description with mastery objective, timeline with dates to be filled in by the instructor, clear instructions for students, all worksheets needed to complete the project, and a detailed rubric for students here.

Here are some photos of sample projects. Click here for examples of student work.

### Architecture and Area Project (Geometry)

Finally! I finished putting the final touches on my Architecture and Area project for Geometry.  My students completed this project for the first time back in March, but I was revising, reorganizing, and perfecting what I have so far.  There are so many extensions to this project, but I chose the ones I felt most suitable for my students.  Let me tell you more about this project (teacher resources at the bottom)...

Students work in pairs to build their own model home (physical model or digital model).  Not only do they use area formulas to calculate their square footage, but they also have to calculate how much it would cost to paint, tile, and carpet the home.  On top of that, I had my students do some algebra review by calculating the cost of their home, the selling price they desire, and finally the asking price.  Whew!

Why I love this project:  The students were really into it.  Their reflections had nothing but awesome things to say about it such as, "This is the best thing…