Rich Task Topic: Proportions, Problem Solving, Financial Literacy
Grade level: 6, 7, 8
Task: Your task is to plan a 2-week family camping vacation around B.C. and possibly Alberta! You will be creating a time-line for your trip, as well as a budget.
This task is like a mini-project and will likely take a few classes. It is meant to follow a unit on proportional reasoning. It contains authentic places and information from places in Canada.
1. Student instructions and worksheet. This includes a detailed map and information sheet.
2. 4 sample student solutions. I use these to start a class discussion with students about strategies for communicating effectively.
3. Assessment: includes student self assessment and teacher assessment of task using standards-based grading.