Students can receive an ‘Honors’ designation if they meet one of the following criteria

Honor Projects
The honors project is designed to demonstrate advanced learning and application of concepts learned during class. Students can submit honor project proposals or complete the generic, class specific project listed below.
Unique student proposals must be submitted for approval by April 29th. Projects are due by the last day of class.
Unique student proposals must be submitted for approval by April 29th. Projects are due by the last day of class.
PreAlgebraSample Projects: (1) Create a model of a well known structure using correct proportions. Include a detailed report of the relevant math. Each model must demonstrate multiple points of proportion. (2) Using knowledge of repeating decimals, find the series of fractions for each of the following repeating decimals: 0.142857142857…, 0.285714285714…, 0.428571428571…, 0.571428571428…, 0.714285714285…, 0.857142857142… Explain the pattern.

Algebra 1Sample Projects: (1) Given current gas prices and airfare, draft a proposal presenting the cost effectiveness of driving versus flying from Raleigh to Charlotte, Nashville, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Kansas City, and San Diego. Perform calculations for one person, two people, and a family of six. No check in luggage. Generate a formula. (2) To uber or not to uber. Develop a function to explore whether it is better to uber or own your car. Assume you have $400 a month payment and you must commute 20 times a month. Research traditional uber rates. Solve if you have a commute of 5 miles, 10 miles, or 20 miles.

GeometrySample Projects: (1) Create a tessellation that includes a kite, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, and square. Prove one of each figure by measuring diagonal and side lengths given known quadrilateral parameters. (2) Prove the distance formula using shapes. Include a mathematical derivation and an appropriate illustration.

Algebra 2Sample Projects: (1) Derive the quadratic formula from standard form. Your argument must include a written explanation of your derivation. (2) Generate a quadratic equation representing the behavior of a ballistic missile capable of a maximum horizontal range of 1750 km and a maximum height of 3.0 km. Provide a mathematical proof of your derivation.

PreCalculusSample Projects: (1) Use the difference quotient to prove both the power, product, and quotient rule derivative in calculus. Please research each of the three techniques and include all of your work. (2) Generate a teaching poster board completely analyzing a sixth degree polynomial. Include all zeros and vertices. Demonstrate each zero mathematically using polynomial division or synthetic division. Polynomial must include at least two real and nonreal zero solutions.
