Mathematical Tasks

BASIS
EXAMPLE
Geometer's Sketchpad
Design a sketch
Use example sketches from GSP

Calculator

Explore iterated functions
Excel Use spreadsheet and graphs
Literature Harry Potter -- the coming volume is #1 on the top 10 list already!
Sir Cumference books
Games Chess/TicTacToe on a 4-D board
NIM
MATH Survivor!
Current events Tsunami
Hit movies
Sports & statistics
Hot cars (hubcap symmetry, logos)
Social issues Environmental concerns
Endangered plants & animals
Education levels vs. income levels
Historical Konigsberg bridge
Fibonacci numbers
N queens problem
Flexagons
Ethnomathematics Egyptian fractions
Quilts & geometry
African fractals
Manipulatives Find as many polygons of area four as you can on the geoboard; record shapes on dot paper (Pick's Theorem)
Arts

Music
Architecture
Origami

Kaleidoscopes

Applications Cryptography
Boolean algebra & Google
Security (cellphones, ATMs, etc)

Math Fair
Middle School Literature