Build Your Own Amusement Park {Algebra Project}


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Growing up, one of my favorite computer games was Roller Coaster Tycoon. It was so fun to dream and design my very own amusement park! To try and build a variety of rides, and make sure park visitors had everything they needed to stay happy and keep coming back-I loved the challenge!

Now, you can give your kids the chance to design their own amusement park and put important Algebra skills to use!

This extensive project will introduce kids to costs, revenue and profit, as well as exploring linear equations (evaluating and graphing linear equations).

This multi-step assignment will guide them through the process of selecting rides and attractions, staying on budget, and calculating monthly recurring expenses.

They must then submit their final selections and numbers in a “Final Report” to show that their park will indeed be profitable.

After completing the project, they are given discussion questions to dive deeper into the Algebra involved, graph and analyze equations, and explain their choices.

To make this as easy on you, the teacher, as possible, this project includes teaching tips, possible extensions, a sample grading rubric and a blank rubric, as well as answer keys for the discussion questions.

Everything you need to challenge your students and get them excited about math!

Overview of what’s inside:

  • Project overview for students
  • Planning pages for students to make choices and do calculations
  • Final report summary to show final calculations and profit
  • Discussion questions to expand on what they learned
  • Teaching tips and extension ideas for teachers
  • Answer key for discussion questions

And if you’re looking for more Algebra resources, this project is included in my Algebra Essentials lesson bundle. To purchase the complete bundle, go to the product page here.

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