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.
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Teacher-Author: Krystal Mills
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