"Congratulations on your new job as a travel agent! It is your job to plan and schedule vacation plans for your clients! Each family has different wants and budgets, so you need to plan carefully! You must stay within the family’s budget!
In this follow-up package to Operation Travel Agent Part I
, you will find 3 new clients trying to plan an epic vacation roadtrip across the country! Students must craft a vacation in which they stay in the family's budget and collect the most points. Students can either determine the gas cost for travel (if they can multiply/divide) or use the travel cost worksheet and only do the addition (meant for lower grades).
Have students work independently or in groups to plan each client’s vacation all whilst staying under budget and trying to fulfill each client’s wants (as determined by their point system).
This could be a regular math time activity or an activity for students who finish their other work early. You could even create a large scoreboard to post in your classroom showing each student (or group)’s total number of points scored so far (a letter size version is included).
There are tons of possible answer combinations! Students are encouraged to try as many combinations as possible to try to find the vacation package that will earn the most points with their client! Students are challenged to make choices based on finances as well as consider opportunity cost.
This package includes 3 clients for your “travel agents” to work with. If you enjoy this activity, please check out my TPT store for additional expansions.
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