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My Dream Vehicle Gr 6-9 Math Project: Percents, Interest, Decimals

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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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This project was designed with a certain group in mind - disengaged boys.

In this 20 page math project, students choose a vehicle from a newspaper or the local buy/sell/trade paper.

They'll choose what upgrades they'd like to make (new tires, paint job etc.) and then calculate the cost of the vehicle, with taxes, the upgrades- with taxes to figure out how much money they need from the bank.

Students also need to calculate the interest on their bank loan and their monthly payment.

Math skills included in this project are basic operations with decimals, finding percents, rounding etc.

I've included it for grades 6-9 because what may be enrichment for a grade 6 student, could be a great independent project for a student in grade 9 with modifications.

All printables that students need are included. As well, I've given a list of ideas for extending this project. I've included printables for two of these: Finding gas mileage and writing a desciptive paragraph about their vehicle.

We've all had students that are difficult to reach. If you've got students that are interested in things on wheels - this may be just the project that they'll buy into.

Check out my TpT store for other great math projects, centers and ideas for engaging students.

Teacher-Author: Krystal Mills

math project, engaging students, finding percents
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Great resource for all my students but especially those reluctant learners...they ate it up!!!
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Thank you. I am using this for a project before Spring break. :)
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I used this for my Remediation class and they loved it. Thanks!
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Awesome project!
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Excited to try this one out on my 7th grade all boys classes!
On  January 18, 2014Krystal Mills answered:
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I think my students are going to absolutely love this! Thank you so much for sharing!
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That's great to hear! Thanks so much!
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This project was exactly what the boys needed!
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I love when projects are linked to real life. Great enrichment project!
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Interesting way to practice many skills in my classroom.
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Should be a fun project!
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Great activity for my student. I also picked up Auto Trader magazines so students could cut out their dream car.
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Fantastic! I do something similar at the end of the year, but this is much more indepth and focused! Thanks so much for sharing!
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This looks like it will be a great project during Intervention time. It looks like it took a great deal of time to put together. Thank you!!
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Great Job! I can't wait to use this with my upper level 5th graders. THANKS!
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I can't wait to use this with my class of ALL ADHD boys... ;)
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I have some students who are going to LOVE this -- and have fun doing math!
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A fun project for my summer school class.
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I'm excited to use this to help me through the LONG last weeks of school...

B = some of the pages are messed up in the downloading.
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Thanks Michele. TPT was having some issues with product downloads because of the high traffic - should be fixed now!
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This activity sounds perfect for my 8th grade students! They are so anxious to go to college and high school and are always asking me about both! I think this activity will be very eye-opening to them!!
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Sounds good!
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I can't wait to use this with my reluctant math students. :)
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I can't wait to see how my studetns especially my boys will react to this project!
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Let me know how it goes!
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On  October 25, 2011,  Barb A. said:
This unit will be a hit with my middle level students! I plan to use it near the end of the school year, as it looks to be a great review of many concepts.
On  October 25, 2011Krystal Mills answered:
Thanks so much! I took a lot of time to plan this one - especially good for the boys.
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On  August 25, 2011Terri's Teaching Treasures (TpT Seller) asked:
Thanks Krystal! Project looks great!
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On  August 25, 2011Krystal Mills answered:
Thanks Terri. I hope you can use it with your kiddos!
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My Dream Vehicle Gr 6-9 Math Project: Percents, Interest,
My Dream Vehicle Gr 6-9 Math Project: Percents, Interest,
My Dream Vehicle Gr 6-9 Math Project: Percents, Interest,
My Dream Vehicle Gr 6-9 Math Project: Percents, Interest,