Write the project up as you would a science lab, sketching a picture for each step (letter) and showing your work. Scan your paper into your blog. Write a clear explanation of what you did using math vocabulary words.

See the An Example Student.

See the An Example Student.

There are four options for this project:

**Option 1**

__Finding the Depreciation of Real Estate p37__**(8 people may choose Option 1)**

Deirdre

Lucy

Jessica

Lionel

Monique

Jimmy

Jennifer

2. Include your graph for your house

**like the one below**in your project. DO NOT include your address.

3. Estimate the yearly depreciation (or appreciation) of your house.

4. Estimate what your house/apartment was worth when you moved in.

5. Create a linear model and answer the following questions:

a) Write a linear equation giving the value y of the building in terms of the years x after the purchase.

b) In how many years will the value of your building be 100,000?

c) What types of things could happen in your neighborhood to change your prediction?

d) Sketch the graph and copy the table from your graphing calculator.

**zillow.com**

**Option 2**

**Finding the Depreciation of Stock p37****(8 people may choose Option 2)**

Jennifer

Dan

Kevin Low

Vincent

Denise

Keri

Vern

1. Go to http://www.google.com/finance and type the name of your company to look up the price.

(1st type in the name, 2nd click on 1m (for 1 month)

2. Include your graph for your stock

**like the one below**in your project.

3. Estimate the weekly depreciation (or appreciation) of your stock.

4. Write down what your stock was worth at the beginning 30 day period on your graph.

5. Create a linear model and answer the following questions:

a) Write a linear equation giving the value y of the stock in terms of the days x after the purchase.

b) What will the value of your stock be 2 months from now?

c) What types of things could happen to the company you chose to change your prediction?

d) Sketch the graph and copy the table from your graphing calculator.

**http://www.google.com/finance**

**Option 3a**

**Finding a Linear model for American Personal Income p38****(4 people may choose Option 3a)**

Martha

Erika

Anna

Ravuth (pending)

**Answer all on the questions on example 8 page 38.**

For part C choose one of the following dates:

2004, 2005, 2007, 2008

Check on this website to see if your predictions were correct.

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/income_expenditures_poverty_wealth/personal_income.html

662 - Personal Income and Its Disposition [Excel 85k] | [PDF 459k]

Explain what may have happened in our country form 2000 - 2007 to affect personal income.

**Option 3b**

**Finding a Linear model for American Average Annual Expenditures****p38****(4 people may choose Option 3b)**

Answer all on the questions on example 8 page 38.

For part A choose 2000 and 2003 using the information on this website.

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/income_expenditures_poverty_wealth/consumer_expenditures.html

668 - Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Units by Selected Major Types of Expenditure [Excel 196k] | [PDF 459k]

For part C choose one of the following dates:

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Check on the website to see if your predictions were correct.

Explain what may have happened in our country form 2000 - 2007 to affect expenditures.

**Option 4**

**Chapter Opener Problem - The Speed of Light p39****(8 people may choose Option 4)**CLOSED

Joanna - Neptune

Davis - Saturn

Ricky - Mars

Denny - Jupiter

Thanh - Uranus

Betty O - Alpha Centauri

Betty U - Mercury

Stephanie - Venus

You must look up the light speed from earth your planet or star on google.com before you can complete your project.

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