Planning a Vacation Math Project

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5th, 6th, 7th
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Planning a Vacation Math Project---Project Based Learning!
If your students are like mine, they are always saying, “When will I ever use math in my life?” This engaging project will help them see that math will always be in their lives.

Students will:
♦ Use latitude and longitude to plan where they would like to visit
♦ Visit plane ticket sites to purchase a plane ticket
♦ Compare plane ticket prices to find the best deal
♦ Find hotels and calculate pricing options
♦ Find entertainment in the city- budget for it
♦ Calculate a meal cost with sales tax and tip

Who is this for?
This 6 page project is a great enrichment project for younger grades or a fun project to do with your middle school class after learning about decimals and ratios. This project does require the Internet. It can be differentiated for struggling students to be completed in partners or by themselves. Depending on how long your class periods are, this project could last 2-4 days. Download the PREVIEW to see this project!

Skills Used:
♦ Division with multi-digit numbers (6.NS.2)
♦ All operations with decimals (6.NS.3)
♦ Calculate sales tax (6.NS.3)
♦ Round decimals (5.NBT.4)
♦ Writing ratio (6.RP.1)
♦ Finding the unit rate (6.RP.2)
♦ Using ratios and unit rate in real life (6.RP.3)

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