Operations with Rational Numbers - Road Trip Application

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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6 student pages plus answer keys
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This is a great, ready to use real-life application activity for operations with rational numbers. In this activity, students answer real-life questions related to a road trip with three of their best friends. They will need to know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide both decimals and fractions. Positive numbers only are used. This resource can be used as an independent assignment, group work, stations around the room, end of the unit assessment or as an enrichment extension, depending on the level of your students. It is divided into six different tasks with four problems each. See the preview for examples.

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Total Pages
6 student pages plus answer keys
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers.
Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.


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