Economics, Statistics, Proportions/Percents, Design
In the Sneakerhead Project, students gain insight into the economics of sneaker production and consumption by simulating parts of retail buyers' jobs. This project provided a real-world context for them to apply 7th grade Common Core standards for statistics, proportions, and percent change. Read the short blog post I wrote after the first iteration of this project.
Students visited 6th and 8th grade classes on campus, and walked to the local public high school to visit an 11th grade class to gather data about sneaker style preferences.