This is another enrichment project I created to help push my higher level math thinkers in grade 2 to the next level of real-world math application. Though I used it for grade 2, it could easily be used for grades 3 and 4 as well.
In this project, students are given the task to use actual distance data between cities in New England to calculate the total distance of given trips for the Triumphant Train Company. They will calculate the distances and use the data to answer questions and create a bar graph.
The product includes ample space for students to show their work, as well as questions for students to answer about the information they calculated and completed. A teacher rubric is included to assess student work. A student reflection rubric and survey are also included to give you feedback about your students' experience with the project. This can be used as a classroom enrichment project, small group project, or even homework based on your students.
Skills assessed include:
-solving multiple step word problems
-adding two-digit numbers within 100
-adding three-digit numbers within 1,000
-adding multiple two- and three-digit numbers
-addition strategies within 1,000
-subtraction strategies within 1,000
-bar graph interpretation/analysis
-bar graph creation