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Mathematical Knowing Project 2013– ToK
Your project must:
1. Aim to demonstrate how mathematics can describe something worth knowing
2. Clarify in writing [brief expository essay] what knowing the thing would entail & what knowing it would mean, explaining the role of mathematics in this process including the certainties and limitations of each of knowing mathematically.
3. Include a visual to better explain your writing [#2] how the thing could be known
 4. Include the relevant mathematics that would lead a knower to understanding
 5. Include a ¶ to elaborate on and “interpret” your mathematical explanation [#4]
6. be turned in with this sheet.
Projects will be evaluated based on their ability to:
 Include a cover to visually introduce topic, textually introduce title and author
Include a clearly written description of the process of how someone knows this thing and explaining the role of mathematics inherent in the process of knowing it
 *Effectively communicate both successes and limitations of mathematics as a way to know it – as well as giving appropriate examples of each
 Acknowledge one’s assumptions about mathematics and make concessions to opposing views [with counter claims] in your written work
 Utilize both visual and written media
Projects will also be evaluated as to their overall quality. See Below
When selecting a topic, consider:
These are unambitious, basic: measurement, quantification, shape, number
These are more ambitious: ratio, percentage, rate of change, alteration, singlevariable process
These are closer to the ideal: multiplepoint comparison, complexity, function, purpose, utility
But for a truly challenging topic, consider: uncertainty, chance, choice, chaos, and/or…
Cover /10  Visual /20  ¶ expl /5  Written expl. /40  Quality /30 
3 utilizes math and introduces the subject
2 labels used
3 consistent w/mt
2 pts creativity

6pts complexity shown
5pts Mathematical explanation furthers the thesis 5pts clarity & Consistent w/MT 4pts creative/quality 
2 expos. explains vis.
2 pts logic/arg
1 pt conventions 
20pts Logical argument in Expos format*
10pts Example enhances discussion
2 pts Links to visual clarified 8pts counterarguments included and addressed effectively

Topic is ambitious and goes beyond basic. It successfully and thoughtfully considers a real concept while dealing with complex ideas like:
Format/length followed No conventions errors Transitions included Layout helps reader
Polished presentation 5+ hours effort invested 
IF you can convey, mathematically, your understanding of the complexity of this dynamic thing you’ve chosen, then do it. Choosing an ambitious topic will be rewarded in the quality category.